Dr. Darshana Patel, a January 2015 Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has had her thesis, “A Study of the Isoscalar Giant Monopole Resonance” accepted into Springer Theses. Springer Theses tabs itself as the “best of the best.”
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Dr. Patel is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center at the University of Texas. She was advised at the University of Notre Dame by Prof. Umesh Garg.