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Zoya Vallari

, PMA Division, California Institute of Technology

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Research Interests
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

2021 - Awarded Rising Star in Experimental High Energy Physics

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

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.

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.


Education
Postdoc

PMA Division, California Institute of Technology, 01/2019

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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