Justin Hugon
Postdoctoral researcher working on data analysis and front-end readout electronics
Louisiana State University, United States

Since I was a child I’ve always been interested in how the world works and excited by big pieces of technology. I’m really happy I get to work on DUNE, where we use huge particle accelerators and huge underground detectors to try to better understand how the world works. In my free time, I like to play board games like Settlers of Catan and have been to a racecar school. I think the way games teach us to solve problems strategically and work with others helped me in my career, and racecars are another high energy machine to enjoy using. A surprising thing about doing science in DUNE is how you get to meet people from all over the world. I’ve greatly enjoyed learning how many of my collaborators’ experiences differ from mine, but how we all have the common goal of using science to understand our world better.