Simona Murgia

3156 Frederick Reines Hall University of California Irvine Irvine, CA 92697 (949)824-9401 smurgia@uci.edu
Title: 
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Department: 
Physics & Astronomy
Education: 

Ph.D. Physics, 2002, Michigan State University

Biography and Research: 

Professor Murgia's main interest is understanding the nature of dark matter. She searches for debris produced by dark matter particles annihilating in space. Some of that debris might include gamma rays and she uses the data collected by Fermi LAT, a space based experiment that is sensitive to gamma rays, to search for a signal.