Tuesday, 15 July 2008, Written by Jona Schmidt
Barbara Szczerbinska, Assistant Professor of Physics at Dakota State University is participating in the GranSasso-Princeton Summer School. She is currently in Italy at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory with a group of students, including two from South Dakota.
The Gran Sasso National Laboratory It is the largest underground laboratory in the world for experiments in particle physics, particle astrophysics and nuclear astrophysics. It is used as a worldwide facility by scientists working at experiments in their different phases. It is located between the towns of L'Aquila and Teramo, near from Rome.
Dr. Szcerbinska received her PhD in Physics with an emphasis in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia, SC in 2006. Prior to that, Barbara spent 18 months working at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (present Polish Academy of Science) in Krakow, Poland. She also holds a MS in theoretical physics from University of Wroclaw (UW) in Wroclaw, Poland.
She is a member of Homestake-DUSEL Collaboration (Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory) which includes several in and out of state universities, Berkeley National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory.