Headshot for Reshmi Mukherjee


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that Reshmi Mukherjee, Barnard’s Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Physics & Astronomy, has been awarded a research grant for her project, titled “Searching for Neutrino-Emitting Blazars in Hard X-ray Band.” NASA, the federal government’s independent agency overseeing the space program as well as aeronautics and space research, funds projects that drive advances in science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality and stewardship of Earth. 
Mukherjee’s project attempts to identify sources that produce IceCube neutrinos with a multi-messenger approach. The proposed X-ray and TeV gamma-ray observations provide the strongest observational constraints among the electromagnetic spectrum on the luminosity of ultra-high-energy portions and neutrinos. The project aims to advance our understanding of extreme particle acceleration processes in the universe.