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)|