Varuna Meddage
Graduate student working on detector simulations
Kansas State University, United States

I don’t think my colleagues would guess this about me, but I am actually a nature-lover. I love hiking. When I went to the DUNE collaboration last year at CERN in Switzerland, I went hiking in the Alps, and it was so beautiful. I also play sports a lot. My favorite is cricket. I was on a team back home in Sri Lanka, but it’s not very popular in the United States, so I definitely miss it. I enjoy math, and as a kid, I originally wanted to be a mathematician. But at university I learned more about physics and found that it was the perfect combination of math and science. Another thing I like about physics, and DUNE, is using novel technologies. I have the opportunity to observe and solve problems with technology that no one else has used before.