September 7, 2021
Kaeli Hughes won a 2021 Price Prize in Cosmology and Astrophysics
Kaeli's research focuses on the radio detection of astrophysical neutrinos above 10 PeV. As a collaborator on the ARA, BEACON, RNO-G, and PUEO experiments, she has built and calibrated radio detectors deployed in some of the most remote locations in the world, including the South Pole, Summit Station in Greenland, and White Mountain in California. As part of her work on ARA, Kaeli developed a targeted low-threshold neutrino search that improved the previous ARA efficiency at low energies by nearly a factor of 10.
About the Prize
The Dr. Pliny A. and Margaret H. Price Prize recognizes research excellence and exceptional promise in areas related to CCAPP (Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics) initiatives. Two recipients are selected annually by the CCAPP Science Board based on a review of their research in the areas of cosmology and astroparticle physics. CCAPP hosts Prize recipients for a week during which they give a Price Prize seminar on their research, establish long-term collaborative relationships, and receive a $2,000 honorarium.