Dr. Kate Scholberg is a Professor of Physics and Bass Fellow, as well as the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Duke University. She received her Masters and PhD in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and completed her postdoctoral training at Boston University. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, Kate was an Assistant Professor at MIT. Kate has received many awards and honors during her career, including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Outstanding Junior Investigator award from the department of energy. Kate is with us today to tell us all about her journey through life and science.
Kate’s PhD thesis research focused on the MACROexperiment at Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy. She was a research associate at Boston University and an assistant professor at MIT before moving to Duke University in 2004. Kate’s research interests are primarily in physics and astrophysics of neutrinos. She is currently a member of theSuper-Kamiokande, T2K and Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment collaborations. Kate also coordinates the SuperNova Early Warning System, an international network of supernova neutrino detectors.