Elizabeth Mae Scott is a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow with the Neutron Physics Group under the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is a member of two research efforts. She is a member of the BL2 collaboration, whose goal is to measure the neutron lifetime using beam of cold neutrons and a proton trap, and she is part of the Alpha Gamma experiment, which performs absolute neutron flux measurement at the level of 0.1%. The experiments take place on beamlines at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). She is also exploring the detection of charged particles using quantum sensors.
Dr. Scott received her B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Tulane University in 2013 and her Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2020. Her doctoral research focused on precision magnetometry for the Nab experiment at the Spallation Neutron Source at the Oak Ridge National Lab. Her current research focuses on precision measurements of neutron beta decay and using cryogenic detectors for charged particle detection.