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 March 4, 2009

Alumnus Florencia Canelli (PhD, 2003) Awarded 2009 Sloan Research Fellowship

Florencia Canelli (PhD, 2003)Alumnus Florencia Canelli (PhD, 2003) has received a Sloan Research Fellowship for 2009. The Sloan two-year fellowships are awarded annually to 118 researchers based on their performance and "potential to make substantial contributions" to their fields. Thirty-eight Sloan Fellows have gone on to win Nobel Prizes.

Currently, Canelli is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago, and she also has a joint appointment at Fermilab.

At Rochester, she studied with Professor Tom Ferbel, and in 2004, she won the University Research Association Thesis Award for the best PhD Thesis at Fermilab. Her thesis, "Helicity of the W boson in single lepton p-pbar events," described a new method for extracting parameters from the decay of particles observed in the DZero experiment.