June 5, 2017
Los Alamos National Laboratory's Alex Zylstra uses powerful lasers to understand why there's more lithium-6 isotope than big bang theory predicts. His research raises interesting astrophysics questions. read more ›
Without having to worry about teaching a class or working on a project only slightly related to my thesis, I’ve been able to work on things that are interesting and exciting to me, but potentially unfundable otherwise.
The DOE NNSA SSGF offered a competitive stipend, was available for four years of funding rather than the typical three, and offered summer internships at the national labs where I was interested in working.