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Honorary Degree Awarded to Julie McEnery

On June 16, 2015, Dr. Julie McEnery was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from University College, Dublin. The award was given for leadership in Gamma-ray astrophysics and for bridging the divide between the ground and space-based gamma-ray communities.
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The Astroparticle Physics Laboratory conducts research in cosmic ray and gamma ray high-energy astrophysics. Researchers investigate high-energy phenomena in the universe in terms of unified theories of fundamental interactions. The Laboratory conducts a broad range of space-based scientific studies of the origin, nature, and effect of cosmic rays. Researchers also observe gamma radiation that carries the signatures of physical processes at work throughout the universe. The birth and evolution of black holes and other compact objects is a key area of investigation. The Laboratory emphasizes the development of new detectors and instrumentation technologies.

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