Graduate student Marques Tavares wins NSF fellowship for LHC work

February 03, 2012

Gustavo Marques Tavares

Boston University Physics graduate student Gustavo Marques Tavares won one of four fellowships awarded nation-wide by the NSF funded Large Hadron Collider Theory Initiative. The fellowship provides salary, tuition, travel to conferences and research support. Gustavo is a second year student in the Ph.D. program at BU and is working with the Theoretical Particle Physics group. The fellowship will support his research to explain the top quark asymmetry at the Tevatron. Gustavo co-authored two publications in which he proposed new models for the top quark asymmetry. He is currently working on predictions for the LHC experiments. 

Aside from his Physics research Gustavo enjoys snowboarding, soccer, spending time with friends, and exploring Boston.