Evan Rule Receives APS Dissertation Award

September 19, 2023

Evan Rule

Evan Rule, Ph.D.

Berkeley Physics Ph.D. Evan Rule has been selected as American Physical Society’s 2024 Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics. This award recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in nuclear physics. Evan is cited for:

“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.”

Congratulations, Evan!

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.