Howard L. Schultz, Sr. Prize Lecture hosted by the Yale Society of Physics Students

December 15, 2023

On December 4, 2023, the Yale Society of Physics Students (SPS) hosted Professor Roxanne Guenette from the University of Manchester as the fifth guest of honor and speaker for the Howard L. Schultz Senior Prize Lecture. She delivered a talk entitled “Neutrinos: From zeros to heroes?”.

The Howard L. Schultz Senior Prize Lecture is given each year by a distinguished physicist to the Yale physics community, the prize lecture serves to facilitate conversations between undergraduate students and the greater physics community.

Undergraduate Aaron Chizhik, prize lecture chair and a member of Yale’s Wright Lab, said, “It was a genuine privilege to host Dr. Guennette as our Schultz Prize lecturer. Her lecture was wonderful, beginning with a cohesive background on neutrino physics and the search for neutrinoless double beta decay; gradually narrowing in on the interdisciplinary work of the NEXT experiment. Having the opportunity to converse with her and the SPS over a meal was also a delight, as we were able to hear about her unique career path traversing many corners of the globe, while studying a variety of fields in physics. The day was a smorgasbord of inspiration.”

Previous invited speakers for the Howard L. Schultz Senior Prize Lecture include Nobel Laureate F. Duncan M. Haldane from Princeton University, Professor Monika Schleier-Smith from Stanford University, Professor Nima Arkani-Hamed from the Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor Kerstin Perez from Columbia University.

See below for photos from the talk.