Meet the talented recipients of the ATLAS PhD Grant

Chilufya Mwewa, one of the 2017 ATLAS PhD Grant recipients. (Image: S. Biondi/ATLAS Experiment)

Motivated. Outstanding. Enthusiastic. These are the criteria used when selecting the recipients of the ATLAS PhD Grant. It’s a tough competition. Now in its fourth year, the Grant gives doctoral students an opportunity to benefit from world-class research, supervision and training within the ATLAS collaboration. The students receive two years of funding for their studies, spending one year at CERN and another back at their home institute. 

On Tuesday 14 February, the 2017 ATLAS PhD Grant recipients were presented with certificates at a small ceremony in CERN's Building 40. It was a chance for Chilufya Mwewa (University of Cape Town), Santiago Paredes Saenz (University of Oxford) and Giulia Ripellino (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) to meet the committee members and share stories with the previous year’s recipients.

The ATLAS PhD Grant was established by former ATLAS spokespersons Fabiola Gianotti and Peter Jenni, who created the fund with Fundamental Physics Prize award money they received in 2013. Hopefully the Grant will be sustained over the coming years with the support of private contributions. Visit the CERN & Society website to find out how you can contribute.

Visit the ATLAS website for more information.