April 9, 2018
Kimmy Cushman (Graduate Student) has been awarded a DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. The award consists of up to four years of funding and the opportunity to conduct research at DOE national laboratories. Kimmy will working with George Fleming using lattice gauge theory to understand theories for a composite Higgs Boson. The goal of this work is to investigate the dynamics of proposed theories to understand how they may yield a low mass Higgs, and provide guidance to experimental searches for Higgs compositeness.
This fellowship is granted yearly to about 20 students in the United States in computational disciplines across the sciences. Kimmy is the third graduate students at Yale University to receive the award since its establishment in 1991, with the last two recipients being Hal Finkel from physics in 2007, and Nickolas Jovanovic from mechanical engineering in 1992. We look forward to Kimmy’s contributions to particle physics as she represents Yale as a fellow of this prestigious award.