Abbey Waldron
Postdoctoral researcher
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

I dance tango. I was dancing at university and had taken some salsa classes, and then a couple came and gave a tango demonstration. I’ve been dancing tango ever since. It’s not so different from how I got into neutrino physics. I always wanted to be a physicist, but I didn’t know what kind. I was interested in particle dynamics and decided to study particle physics, and someone gave an interesting talk about neutrino physics, so I ended up doing it. I’m working on part of the DUNE near detector called the high-pressure gaseous time projection chamber. We’re looking at the data we took last year and analyzing it to see what different particles look like in the detector. I like that when you get something working, it can be the first time someone sees what you see.