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David Hanna

Physics Department
McGill University
Ernest Rutherford Physics Building
3600 University Street
Montréal, QC
Canada   H3A 2T8
Phone : 514-398-6510
Fax : 514-398-3733
Email: hanna@physics.mcgill.ca
Web: http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/~hanna/

Research field : High energy physics; gamma-ray astronomy; instrumentation.

Description of the research project:
David Hanna is a high energy physicist. He began his research career with experiments on elementary particles in accelerator labs but is now using the same kinds of techniques to investigate astrophysical phenomena. He is a member of the VERITAS collaboration, which operates a third-generation detector for astrophysical gamma-rays on the lower slopes of Mount Hopkins in Arizona. He is also a collaborator on the HELIX project which will measure isotopic composition of cosmic rays using a balloon-borne spectrometer in Antarctica.

List of graduate students :
Sajan Kumar (postdoc), Stephen O'Brien (postdoc)

Recipient of the following awards:

    2020-05 to 2027-05: E. Rutherford Chair in Physics, McGill University
    2005-09 to 2020-05: William C. Macdonald Chair in Physics, McGill University

Public outreach activities :

    • 2012-05-24 : Very-High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (Rutherford Physics Building (Room 112), McGill University)

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