PCSE Student Chosen for Summer Research Program at CERN

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Junior physics major Mitchell Kerver has been selected for an undergraduate research fellowship at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) this summer in Geneva. CERN is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. 

The CERN program offers undergraduate physics, computing and engineering students the opportunity to join in the day-to-day work of research teams participating in experiments at CERN. By colliding sub-atomic particles together at near light-speed, scientists there have made several momentous discoveries about the building blocks of the universe.

“The CERN Summer Student Program is highly competitive, and Mitchell’s success in obtaining this prestigious fellowship is indicative of his exceptional academic talent, together with his extremely strong work ethic,” says CNU Physics Professor Dr. Edward J. Brash. “This also shows the benefit of involving students in significant undergraduate research experiences early in their undergraduate careers.”

Kerver double majors in applied physics and computational and applied mathematics. He has worked for the past two years with Christopher Newport’s nuclear physics group, led by Brash, on various aspects of the group’s program at the nearby Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Kerver is currently studying abroad at the University of Glasgow.

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