Carter Hall received his B.S. degree summa cum laude from Virginia Tech, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Goldhaber Prize and Wallace-Noyes Fellowship. After his postdoctoral appointment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, he joined the University of Maryland as an assistant professor in 2006. He has received a Department of Energy Early Career Award and the CMNS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His research is on the border between nuclear and particle physics, including the EXO experiment seeking Majorana neutrinos and the LUX and LZ experiments searching for weakly interacting dark matter.