Carter Hall was one of 65 scientists from across the nation selected to receive a prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award. The award was designed to bolster the nation's scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years when many scientists do their most formative work.

Professor Hall's project was titled, "Search for Weakly Interacting Dark Matter Liquid Xenon." He is a player in the LUX collaboration, one of the premier experiments searching for evidence of Dark Matter.