Amy Connolly, Anderson 1992
Prof. Amy Connolly grew up in Summit Estates and was a 1992 graduate of Anderson High School. She attended Purdue University where she earned a B.S. in Physics, and went on to earn her PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, where she performed a search for the Higgs boson in data from the proton-antiproton collider at Fermi National Acceleration Laboratory where she worked while completing her PhD until 2003. After her PhD she was a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Los Angeles, and then a Royal Society Fellow at University College London, in an emerging field aiming to use radio techniques to detect extremely energetic cosmic neutrinos.