Sumeet Kulkarni has Successfully Defended his Doctoral Dissertation entitled “Spins and Kicks: An Analysis of Dynamical Properties of Compact Binaries Using Gravitational Waves” on Thursday, January 25, 2024.
He will start an internship writing news for Nature.
Sumeet Kulkarni Awarded the 2023 Eric & Wendy Schmidt Award for Excellence in Science Communications
Physics Graduate Student Sumeet Kulkarni Awarded the 2023 Eric & Wendy Schmidt Award for Excellence in Science Communications by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Sumeet Kulkarni is a graduate student studying astrophysics at the University of Mississippi, and an aspiring science journalist. His research with the LIGO experiment involves studying violent black hole collisions through the gravitational waves that they emit. As an amateur astrophotographer, he captures beautiful celestial canvases on his camera, and wherever applicable, uses these as storytelling elements. Kulkarni is passionate about increasing public engagement in science and does so via co-hosting a local science cafe in Oxford, MS. For more details please see: https://www.nationalacademies.org/awards/excellence-in-communication/winners/sumeet-kulkarni.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 was awarded “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter” to be shared jointly between Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier.
The three Nobel Prize laureates in physics 2023 are being recognized for their experiments, which have given humanity new tools for exploring the world of electrons inside atoms and molecules. They have demonstrated a way to create extremely short pulses of light that can be used to measure the rapid processes in which electrons move or change energy.
Baisakhi Mitra and Byungchul Yu were just awarded URA Visiting Scholar fellowships! These awards will support their research in residence at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) over the next year with Dr. Breese Quinn on the Muon g-2 experiment.