Meet Professor Phiala Shanahan: A world-leading theoretical physicist and an inspiration to aspiring young scientists all over the world.

Video Interview: Get to know our 2022 Education and Research GameChanger, Prof Phiala Shanahan, as she shares her insight and international career journey as a Professor of Physics at MIT. At just 31 years of age, Prof Shanahan was just 27 years old when she became the youngest Professor of Physics at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where her research in theoretical nuclear and particle physics has shed new light on the structure and interactions of the most fundamental building blocks of our universe. Her innovative use of machine learning techniques in lattice quantum field theory calculations has led to a new generation of algorithms exploiting artificial intelligence to enable studies that were previously thought to be computationally intractable. Read more.