About Me

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Post Doctoral Researcher
Oak Ridge National Lab
Email: cjstaple@ncsu.edu


Research Interest: Neutrino Flavor Oscillation; Neutrino Transport; Core-Collapse Supernovae; Beyond the Standard Model Physics

For the most up-to-date and formal information you can download my CV.

My Background

I grew up in Ankeny, IA just north of the capital Des Moines, Iowa. I did my undergraduate degree at The University of Iowa, where I worked with Dr. Kenneth Gayley on time dependent stellar outflows and X-ray shocks. I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics and a minor in French.

I completed my Ph.D. in Physics at North Carolina State University in 2020. At NCSU I was a member of the Nuclear Astrophysics Theory group under Dr. Carla Fröhlich and Dr. James Kneller. My graduate research focused on including neutrino oscillations in CCSNe neutrino transport.

I am currently working as a post doc at Oak Ridge National Lab.

Outside of Physics

In my spare time, I enjoy playing card and board games, as well as games of D&D with friends. I’m a big fan of the Seattle Sounders and enjoy traveling to see games whenever I can.