The Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication or Research recognizes outstanding research conducted by ladder faculty members at Yale in the social or natural sciences, broadly construed, who are untenured at the time that the work is completed or published. In 2021-2022, we recognize three faculty members: Joshua Kalla, Departments of Political Science and Statistics and Data Science (FAS); David Moore, assistant professor of physics, and a member of Yale’s Wright Lab; and Shruti Puri, associate professor of applied physics and physics.
David Moore’s research lies at the intersection of nuclear and particle physics, and makes use of techniques from atomic, molecular, and optical physics. As an experimental nuclear and particle physicist his work tests the fundamental nature of neutrinos, dark matter, and gravity at microscopic distances. Through this work, he has developed new technologies to search for physics beyond the “Standard Model” of particle physics; these experiments aim to unearth answers to questions about the fundamental nature of neutrinos, dark matter, and dark energy.
Shruti Puri is a theoretical physicist who focuses on quantum information processing theory and quantum optics. Her work addresses the open questions and challenges of developing useful quantum technologies, with a particular emphasis on quantum computing. Puri has developed new strategies for robust quantum computing systems, and she has been recognized with numerous awards for this work, including a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.