Women in Research Physics
Dr. Veronique Boisvert
Senior lecturer in Physics, Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Boisvert's research focuses on experimental particle physics, especially the interesting question of how particles acquire mass, and her current research involves analysing data produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, one of the biggest particle physics laboratory in the world.
In her interview, she spoke about her own journey to becoming a physicist, how she was influenced by her mentor Professor Persis S Drell at Cornell University, and answers in easy-to-understand terms what physicists do and what some of the big questions are that the field is attempting to answer at centres such as CERN.
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Reid Research Scholarship
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