Marta Verweij wins Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics
The American Physical Society (APS) has awarded this year’s Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics to Marta Verweij. The jury praises Verweij for her “pioneering work in experimental investigations of jet quenching in quark-gluon plasma produced by ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions.”
The Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics is presented annually to an outstanding early career experimentalist in nuclear physics. The award consists of 4000 USD, a certificate, and an invitation to the Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics, including a travel allowance, to give an invited prize talk and receive the award.
Verweij’s research focuses on the study of strong interaction, Quantum Chromodynamics, in multi-TeV ultra-relativistic proton and nuclear collisions, with an emphasis on high energetic probes. She was previously a member of the CMS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) where she leaded the group focusing on the studies of the quark-gluon plasma. Currently she is a member of the ALICE collaboration where she and her team collaborate with colleagues all over the world on gaining a deeper understanding of modification of highly energetic particles in the quark-gluon plasma. She has received, among other accolades, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and NWO START-UP grant.