The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. They provide $55,000 of research funding over the two years of the fellowship.
Dr. Mahn is a high energy physicist whose research specializes in determining the detailed properties of neutrinos. She has been a member of the T2K collaboration in Japan for several years and is also involved in the IceCube neutrino observatory at the south pole and in the planned Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) based at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. She joined the faculty of the MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2014 and is the ninth member of the department to have received a Sloan Research Fellowship since the program's inception in 1955.
For more information, see this article at the MSU College of Natural Science website which covers both Dr. Mahn and MSU mathematician Matthew Hirn, who also received a Sloan Research Fellowship this year.