By Maroon & White |
Subatomic physicist, Dr. Rituparna Kanungo, leads cutting-edge research on understanding the mysteries of existence. Where do we come from? What are we, and most visible matter in our universe, made of? To answer these questions, Kanungo examines the core of all things, the nucleus. By using very precise methods of generating reactions, she can closely examine rare isotopes in our universe to unlock their secrets and gain insight on nature’s strong nuclear force. Her outstanding work garnered the Canadian Association of Physicists-TRIUMF Vogt Medal in 2018.