Dr. Frank McNally

Associate Professor of Physics

headshot of frank mcnallyEducation

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • B.A., Physics, Carleton College


Particle astrophysics

Professional Interests

Dr. McNally’s lab studies cosmic rays — high-energy charged particles bombarding the Earth from space — in an effort to identify their sources. He works with the IceCube Observatory to detect cosmic rays via the showers of secondary particles they produce after hitting Earth’s atmosphere. Specific areas of interest include cosmic ray anisotropy, spectrum, and composition, as well as the application of machine learning to air-shower reconstruction.

Recent Publications

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** Mercer undergraduate author

Contact Dr. Frank McNally

(478) 301-2747
Office: Science and Engineering Building, Room 208