Phiala E. Shanahan

Background
Phiala E. Shanahan, Assistant Professor of Physics, obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Adelaide, then served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on understanding hadron and nuclei structure using lattice QCD techniques (a computational approach to solving problems involving the strong nuclear force). This year she will teach a freshman-level problem session and a graduate-level lecture course on quantum field theory.