Kelly Swanson, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics, will be Berkeley's champion in UC Grand Slam

May 4, 2017

May 4th is the Grad Slam, UC’s system-wide contest that challenges graduate students to explain their research in three jargon-free minutes. All of the first place champions from each UC campus face off to compete for the UC-wide trophy and gain the attention of industry, academic, media, and government leaders.

Berkeley's champion, chosen at our campus live competition last month, is Kelly Swanson, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics. She will present her lively talk about Tabletop Particle Accelerators: Ultrapowerful Compact Machines, explaining how the largest machine in the world (17 miles round) might be miniaturized to desktop size, all the better to investigate the unsolved questions of physics.