Prajwal T. Mohan Murthy                            Swiss National Fellow


Doctoral Candidate MIT - LNS / ETH Zürich - PSI
Concentration: Experimental Nuclear Physics
Thesis: "Search for Neutron Electric Dipole Moment and Physics Beyond Standard Model"

S.M. Physics 2015 MIT - Laboratory for Nuclear Science, USA
Concentration: Nuclear Physics
Thesis: "Topics on Axion, Electron, and Neutrino Scattering"

Honors B.S. 2012 Mississippi State University, USA
Majors: Physics, Math; Minors: Chemistry, Computer Science
Thesis: "A Novel Spin-Light Polarimeter for Electron Ion Collider"


ETH Zürich
Graduate Research Fellow '15 -

Paul Scherrer Institute
Research Scientist '15 -
Visiting Assistant Staff '12 - '15
Summer Intern '12

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate Research Assistant '15 -
Graduate Research Fellow '13 - '15

Jefferson Lab
User '13 -
JSA Research Fellow '12 - '13
Summer Intern '10

High Performance Computing Center
CCS Research Fellow '13

Mississippi State University
Undergraduate Research Assistant '09 - '12
Teaching Assistant '10 - '12

Fermi Lab
IPM Summer Intern '11

Raman Research Institute
Visiting Student '07 - '09


  • Ph 2 Exercise: Electromagnetism (Spring 2016)
  • PH 2223 Lab : Electronics for Physicists (Spring 2011, 2012)
  • PH 1123 Lab : Electronics for non-technical majors (Fall 2011)
  • PH 1113 Lab : Mechanics for non-technical majors (Fall 2010)


In practice, we always need good and motivated students. So feel free to get in touch with me regarding student positions.

Current Students

I'm actively looking for new MS students for PSI-nEDM Lorentz invariance studies and PSI-NStar. We will very soon also announce a call for MS-PhD student opening in JLab+PSI-CompEx.

Former Students

Kris Madsen - Mississippi State Axion Search
  2012-16: Mississippi State University, BS '16
Mikhail Gaerlan - Mississippi State Axion Search
  2010-12, 13-16: Mississippi State University, BS '16
Brittney Johnson - Project8
  2014-15: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB '17
Yipeng Jiang - Mississippi State Axion Search
  2013-15: Mississippi State University, MS '15
Vina Nguyen - Coupled Global Pendulum
  2012-13: Mississippi State University, BS '16
Jonathan Sandlin - Mississippi State Axion Search
  2012-13: Mississippi State University, BS '16
Zachary Windham - Mississippi State Axion Search
  2012-13: Mississippi State University, BS '16

Curriculum Vitae

Available upon request, for a specific purpose.

There are things on the CV which I personally don't feel the need to be shown off on a day to day basis. Personal achievements should remain personal. I deeply believe that honors and awards should play a lesser role in judging one's professional abilities.

Recent Publications

Please find all my first authored papers on ArXiv or Spires.
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