Dr. Nirupama Sensharma joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Postdoctoral Associate in May 2021.The Ph.D. thesis of Dr. Nirupama Sensharma, titled “Wobbling motion in nuclei: Transverse, Longitudinal, and Chiral” has been published as a book by the well-known science publisher Springer under the “Springer Theses” series (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-17150-5).
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In her thesis, Dr. Sensharma makes several novel insights on wobbling, such as the coexistence of longitudinal and transverse wobbling modes in a single nucleus, and establishes nuclear triaxiality as a widespread phenomenon throughout the nuclear chart. She was also the recipient of the 2021 Graduate Research and Dissertation Award, and the 2021 Cornelius P. Browne Memorial Award in Nuclear Physics, awarded by the University of Notre Dame.