My research is in experimental particle physics. I focus on determining the properties of subatomic particles called neutrinos using acceleratorbased neutrino sources. I am a collaborator on the T2K experiment, currently taking data in Japan, the NA61/SHINE experiment at CERN, and on the proposed DUNE experiment in the US. I have previous experience in measuring solar neutrinos.
The T2K ND280 offaxis pizero detector.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment.
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2012
The T2K experiment.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment.
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2011
PHYS 2020  General Physics 2
Primary Instructor

Fall 2018
Includes three lectures, one twohour laboratory/recitation per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Covers electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics. Designed for life science majors, including premed students. Natural science majors with a knowledge of calculus and others taking calculus are urged to take the calculusbased courses PHYS 1110, PHYS 1120, PHYS 1140 and PHYS 2130, rather than PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2020.
PHYS 2210  Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 1
Primary Instructor

Fall 2019
Theoretical Newtonian mechanics, including position and velocity dependent forces, oscillation, stability, noninertial frames and gravitation from extended bodies. Ordinary differential equations, vector algebra, curvilinear coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier series will be introduced in the context of the mechanics.
PHYS 3210  Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 2
Primary Instructor

Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian treatment of theoretical mechanics, including coupled oscillations, waves in continuous media, central force motion, rigid body motion and fluid dynamics. The calculus of variations, linear algebra, tensor algebra, vector calculus, and partial differential equations will be introduced in the context of the mechanics.
PHYS 5730  Particle Physics
Primary Instructor

Spring 2020
Introduces the properties of elementary particles, phenomenology of particle interactions, particle detector, particle accelerators, scattering cross sections, decay rates, electronpositron annihilation, lepton scattering and hadron structure, quantum chromodynamics, electroweak interactions, symmetries and symmetry breaking. Recommended prerequisites: undergraduate courses in quantum mechanics and electricity and magnetism.