Dr. Geralyn (Sam) Zeller received a Ph.D. in particle physics from Northwestern University in 2002. Her dissertation, a measurement of the weak mixing angle in neutrino deep inelastic scattering, earned a Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation award in Experimental Particle Physics in 2003. She worked at both Columbia University and Los Alamos National Laboratory prior to becoming a staff scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in 2009. She has participated in six different experiments studying the properties of neutrinos over the course of her career, including NuTeV, MiniBooNE, SciBooNE, MicroBooNE, ArgoNeuT, and LBNE. She recently received a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career award to further the research of using liquid argon time projection chambers to study neutrino interactions and is currently co-spokesperson for the MicroBooNE experiment.
For the past two years, Sam served as one of the Neutrino Working Group conveners for the American Physical Society Division of Particle and Field’s Community Summer Study and for the Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier workshop. Her current research focuses on neutrino-nucleus interactions and precision neutrino oscillation measurements.