CANCELED KICP seminar:  Alvine Kamaha (UCLA)

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401

Alvine Kamaha (UCLA)

About speaker: Dr. Kamaha is a dark matter physicist who did her undergraduate work and earned a master’s degree in theoretical physics from the University of Douala in her native Cameroon, in western Africa. She received a second master’s degree from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. She then pivoted to experimental physics, earning her PhD in astroparticle physics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and staying on for a postdoc.

Alvine Kamaha joins the department’s faculty (UCLA) in November 2021. Kamaha has a versatile background in physics, earning Masters degrees in theoretical atomic physics and neutrino physics before switching to experimental astroparticle physics for her Ph.D. and postdoctoral work. Her research interests currently are in astroparticle physics, with an emphasis on dark matter and neutrino physics.  She will continue in her leading role on the LZ project and has plans for the development of future dark matter experiments using novel detection techniques.

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Nov 18