Elisabeth Falk
Senior Lecturer in Experimental ParticlePhysics (Physics and Astronomy)
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Research

I am a member of the Experimental Particle Physics Research Group at Sussex. I work on large international experiments that investigate the fundamental properties of the neutrino. Neutrinos are more abundant in space than electrons, protons and neutrons put together, but happily traverse the entire Earth without interacting. I am currently a member of the SNO+ experiment. My research covers the following topics:

  • How do neutrinos transmute from one type to another? (neutrino oscillations)
  • Is the neutrino its own antiparticle? What is the mass of the neutrino? (neutrinoless double beta decay)
  • Is the neutrino responsible for the fact that the Universe contains matter but no antimatter? (leptonic CP-violation)