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Evan Rule
University of California, Berkeley


"For the timely development of a flexible and fully general effective theory of muon-to-electron conversion. The formulation establishes an interface between the nuclear and particle physics components of this process that will encourage coordination between the two communities."


Evan Rule received his B.S. in 2014 from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and earned his PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2022 under the supervision of Professor Wick Haxton. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS). Evan’s research is primarily focused on tests of fundamental symmetries in nuclear systems. His thesis work involved the development of an effective theory description of muon-to-electron conversion, one of the most sensitive probes of charged lepton flavor violation. More broadly, Evan is interested in short-baseline neutrino oscillations and in the development of effective theories of nuclear systems.