A 2017 Lincoln-Way East graduate is heading overseas to work in one of the top physics laboratories in the world. Sabrina Corsetti will be interning at CERN Laboratories in Switzerland as part of their Semester Abroad program.
Sabrina, a sophomore at University of Michigan, currently works at Randall Laboratory, the research addition of the University of Michigan department of physics.
She’s spent the past year as part of a research group working on an experiment intended to explain a discrepancy between two different measurements of the radius of a proton.
At CERN, Sabrina will be working on a project pertaining to the decay of the Higgs boson, a recently discovered elementary particle known to have ties to the masses of other particles.
“I will either be working on analysis of its decay into particles called muons, which are similar to electrons, or on the installation of new muon-detection hardware on the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator designed to simulate the conditions of the universe shortly after the Big Bang, Corsetti said in a news release.
Sabrina attributes her time at Lincoln-Way to help lay the foundation of her work.