Elise Hinkle

Elise Hinkle graduated from Brown University in 2019 with an Sc.B. with Honors in Mathematical Physics. While at Brown, she worked on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment with Professor Meenakshi Narain researching the use of machine learning techniques to study jet substructure. She is currently a third-year PhD student, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and Eckhardt Research Scholar at the University of Chicago, where she is advised by Professor Ed Blucher. Her research revolves around the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), an upcoming long-baseline neutrino experiment that will aim to quantify potential CP violation in the lepton sector, determine the neutrino mass hierarchy, study core-collapse supernovae, and search for proton decay. She is also a member of the University of Chicago Physics Department’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and is the physics department representative for the Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT) at UChicago.