Professor Robin Erbacher of the Department of Physics has been appointed to the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, a group of experts that advises the federal government on research in theoretical and experimental physics. The panel reports jointly to the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.
Erbacher and the other new panel members will be sworn in on Monday, March 12 in Washington D.C.. The panel will serve through 2014.
Erbacher earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University and joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2004. She was part of the team at Fermilab that detected the “top quark.” She is also a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland.