Virginia Tech Postdoctoral Associate Receives Jefferson Science Associate Thesis Prize

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NEWPORT NEWS—A doctoral dissertation describing how the measurement of “neutron skins” at the atomic level relates to the formation and structure of neutron stars recently earned Devi Lal Adhikari the prestigious annual Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Thesis Prize. His thesis is titled, “Neutron Skin Measurement of 208Pb Using Parity-Violating Electron Scattering.”

The JSA Thesis Prize was established in 1999 to reward top Ph.D. thesis on research related to Jefferson Lab science. It is funded by the JSA Initiatives Fund program, which supports programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach and promote the science, education, and technology missions of Jefferson Lab, and which benefits the laboratory’s user community.