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Zoya Vallari

Postdoc, PMA Division, California Institute of Technology

About Zoya

Zoya Vallari is a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech studying tiny fundamental particles called neutrinos. Neutrinos come in three flavors and oscillate from one kind to another depending on their energy and the distance traveled. She works on the flagship US experiments studying long-baseline neutrino oscillations, NOvA and DUNE.

Precise measurement of the oscillation parameters gives us insight into the fundamental physics theories which govern how particles interact with each other.


Honors

Awarded Rising Star in Experimental High Energy Physics 2021.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship for academic achievement and commitment towards promoting women and girls in STEM.

Won the first prize and people's choice award at the university-wide 3 Minute Thesis competition for presenting my thesis research to a non-expert audience.

Qualified the National Eligibility Test with a Junior Research Fellowship Award conducted by the University Grants Commission, India

Recipient of INSPIRE Scholarship by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to fund undergraduate studies.


Education
Postdoc

PMA Division, California Institute of Technology, 01/2019 - Ongoing

Ph.D.

Particle Physics, Stony Brook University, 12/2018

Master's

Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 08/2012

Bachelor's

Physics (honors), St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, India, 05/2010

Interested in
  • Mentoring
  • Mentorship
  • Speaking
  • Professional Service (e.g. review panels)
  • Science Outreach
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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