"For her pioneering contributions to the observation of jet quenching and her continuing efforts to understand high- p_T phenomena in relativistic heavy- ion collisions."Background:
Saskia Mioduszewski is an experimental nuclear physicist interested in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. She received her B.S. in physics and mathematics in 1994 from North Carolina State University and her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Tennessee. Starting as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2000, she worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory on the PHENIX Experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). In 2005, she moved to Texas A&M University as an assistant professor and became a member of the STAR Collaboration at RHIC, where she continues to pursue her interest in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. Saskia is a member of the American Physical Society. Among her honors, she received the 2004 D.O.E. Presidential Early Career Award and was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2006.
Sherry Yennello (Chair), I. Sarcevic, V. Kalogera, N. Meshkov, C. Yu