Fernanda Psihas

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About Me

I am a particle physicist, a team-building enthusiast, and a devout Catholic. I am passionate about neutrinos, machine learning, kind work-spaces, and my love for this country.

“When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people."— Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Bio & CV

I am a Research Associate at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. I work on Fermilab's short-baseline neutrino program and am an expert in the application of AI for particle physics.

The SBN detectors will study neutrinos from Fermilab's booster beam to elucidate their physics and the next generation detector technologies for DUNE!

As ConTex postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas, I worked on applying machine learning for data analysis on the NOvA experiment and measuring neutrino oscillations. I also worked on developing new technologies for NEXT.

During my masters and PhD I worked on the NOvA experiment, making precise measurements of a phenomenon called neutrino oscillations.

You can learn more about the research I do in my what-if? page or on my CV.

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Half the fun of loving something is talking about it! Whether it is giving talks about my experience as a scientist, doing advocacy on behalf of other physicists, or talking to people I meet in my everyday life and hobbies. You can read more about my outreach, hobbies, and other random links on my outreach page.


My latest publication: A Review of Machine Learning in Neutrino Physics
Failure and Potential: My talk at the Fermilab Physics Slam

My favorite book of this year (so far) Think Again, by Adam Grant
A great resource for ADHDers: How to ADHD