Elise NovitskiDepartment of Physics
Current researchI'm a Ph.D. candidate in physics at Harvard University, and I'm interested in precision measurements and tests of fundamental symmetries. I'm currently working in the Gabrielse group on improved measurements of the magnetic dipole moments of the electron and positron. These will give the most precise determination of the fine structure constant, the most stringent test of quantum electrodynamics, and the best test of charge-parity-time symmetry in a lepton system.
Previous research and teaching
In the summer of 2006 I analyzed designs of higher-order mode absorbers for Cornell's proposed Energy Recovery Linac with Matthias Liepe at the Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics, supported by the NSF's REU program.
In the summer of 2005 I investigated the degree of compatibility of the non-zero quadrupole moment of the 196Pt nucleus with near-γ-soft symmetry in the Interacting Boson Approximation model of nuclear structure under Volker Werner at the Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory at Yale.
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Updated on 31 July, 2012.