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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

Physics Department Welcomes Four New Postdoctoral Research Associates

The department of Physics and Astronomy would like to welcome four new postdoctoral research associates. They are:

  • Jason Crnkovic — High Energy Experiment
  • Károly Zoltán Csukás — General Relativity
  • Nathan Johnson-McDaniel — General Relativity
  • Lopamudra Mukherjee — High Energy Theory

Dr. Károly Csukás received his PhD from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (Hungary). While completing his PhD programme he was working as a Research Assistant at the Theoretical Physics Department of Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest. Dr Csukás has broad interest in mathematical and numerical relativity, especially in studying the evolution of linear perturbations of rotating black holes and investigating novel methods to produce perturbed black hole initial data.

Dr. Nathan Johnson-McDaniel received his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University (as a member of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos) and was most recently a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. His interests are in gravitational waves in particular, and relativistic astrophysics in general; specifically numerical and analytic gravitational wave source modeling and gravitational wave data analysis, particularly tests of general relativity. He mostly works on compact binaries (consisting of black holes or neutron stars), but has also worked on predictions for gravitational waves from deformed isolated neutron stars.

Dr. Lopamudra Mukherjee completed her PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. Her research interests lie in the phenomenology of Beyond the Standard Model of particle physics particularly in several aspects of flavor physics and dark matter. She has worked on model building aspects for explaining the anomalous results in semileptonic b-decays via a dark sector and in general with beyond the Standard Model physics.