Juliette Mammei

Dr. Mammei is an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba. She received her PhD from Virginia Tech in 2010, with a thesis that described her work on the parity-violating electron scattering (PVES) experiments Qweak and G0. Recently, she completed two experiments measuring the weak charge distribution in heavy nuclei using PVES, PREX and CREX, which provide information about the neutron matter equation of state.  These experiments were theoretically clean measurements of the neutron radius, which relates to neutron star radii by providing the slope of the symmetry energy in the neutron matter equation of state.  The majority of her time is spent preparing for the future MOLLER experiment, which will make an ultra-precise measurement of the weak mixing angle in order to search for Physics Beyond the Standard Model.   Dr. Mammei always knew she wanted to be a scientist, even before she knew what a scientist was.  She has known she wanted to be a nuclear physicist since high school, and was disappointed when the top quark was discovered her junior year (she wanted to discover it!).  Through hard work, and a little bit of luck, she ended up working at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB), in Newport News, VA, where she continues to run experiments as described above.  She lives in Winnipeg with her 3 kids, 2 dogs, cat and cockatiel… and her husband.