Fermilab Summer Students and Teachers 2017

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Photo Credit: Elliott McCrory
Andrea S. Bryant
Year: 2017
Program: GEM
College: University of Chicago
Home: Naperville , IL
Mentor: Bradford Benson
Who I am: I am a rising second year physics doctorate student at the University of Chicago. My research concentration is astrophysics/cosmology, with particular emphasis on general relativity. I have a bachelor's in biology from Emory University.
Research: Currently working with testing cryogenic systems for the third generation South Pole Telescope (SPT-3G). Cryogenics are important for the operation of the superconducting transition-edge sensor bolometers which detect the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). SPT-3G was launched in the fall/winter of 2016 and is currently operating.