Greek physicist Asimina Arvanitaki was among six “promising junior researchers” awarded the 2017 New Horizons in Physics Prize.
The 100,000-dollar prize presented to Arvanitaki on Sunday is awarded to promising junior researchers who have already produced important work and was given to Arvanitaki “for pioneering a wide range of new experimental probes of fundamental physics.”
The recognition comes for her groundbreaking work bridging theory and experimental approaches in particle physics, through small-scale experiments that she designed herself, focusing on supersymmetry, dark matter and additional dimensions.
The award ceremony was held on Sunday at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California.
Arvanitaki graduated from Athens University and received her post-graduate degree from Stanford University in California. In 2014 she joined the Perimeter Institute and since 2016 she took over the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchus Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Perimeter Institute, funded with eight million dollars by the SNF.