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Carla Fröhlich

Professor and University Faculty Scholar

Riddick Hall 400K

Bio

Professor Fröhlich received her PhD in Physics in 2007 from the University of Basel in Switzerland. She spent 3 years as Enrico Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty at NC State University in 2010 as an assistant professor.

She is a Cottrell Scholar and a Research Corporation Scialog Fellow in Time-Domain Astrophysics.

Area(s) of Expertise

She discovered a new nucleosynthesis process, the neutrino p-process, which for the first time allowed to explain some observed abundances in metal-poor stars. Her current research is centered around predicting multi-messenger signals from explosive events, such as core-collapse supernovae and pair-instability supernovae.

Publications

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Groups

  • 2020 Outstanding Teacher Award (NCSU)
  • 2016 Cottrell Scholar Collaborative Award
  • 2015 Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation
  • 2014 Cottrell Scholar
  • 2003 DOE CAREER Award
  • 2001 Powe Faculty Enhancement Award (ORAU)
  • 2007 Dissertation Prize (Swiss Physical Society)