UF physics graduate student Corey Bathurst has been selected to receive a 2020-2021 Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research (SCGSR) fellowship. This fellowship will allow Corey to continue his PhD research, with his advisor Professor Tarek Saab, at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory starting in January 2021. Corey’s research, performed as part of the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) collaboration, is focused on the direct detection searched for low-mass dark matter. As part of the SCGSR award, Corey will work on detector calibration and background studies at the NEXUS detector testing facility at Fermilab.
The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.