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Dr Simon Peeters

Post:Reader (Physics and Astronomy, Experimental Particle Physics Research Group)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 4A05
Email:S.J.M.Peeters@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:8128
UK:01273 678128
International:+44 1273 678128

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Biography

I completed my PhD at the University of Amsterdam in Experimental Particle Physics on the Inner Detector of the ATLAS experiment and a study of potential Higgs searches with this experiment. Because at that time the ATLAS would not be operational for a quite a few years, I switched to neutrino physics. I joined the University of Oxford as a PostDoctoral Researcher and the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (for which I shared in the Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics in 2015).

I joined the University of Sussex in 2008 and continue on to work on the forefront of neutrino physics (with the experiments SNO+, JSNS2, and DUNE). I also developed a strong interest in experiments looking for the direct observation of Dark Matter (DEAP-3600, DarkSide), which face many similar experimental challenges as in neutrino physics.

 

 

Role

Community and Business

I regularly give public talks about particle physics to the general public, secondary and primary schools. I am also working with local businesses to help them to develop better products, using my experience with particle physics detectors.