Second-year graduate student Ulascan Sarica is the recipient of the 2015 William Gardner fellowship. Sarica will be supported by the fellowship to further his research on the properties of the recently discovered Higgs boson, such as its quantum numbers and lifetime, using the upgraded experiment with the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Sarica is the seventh Gardner fellow. The fellowship was founded by William Gardner ’68, who received his PhD in physics under Professor Warren Moos and had a successful career in fiber optics and telecommunications at Bell Laboratories. Gardner now supports a high priority of the department—enabling graduate students to dive into research from the start.