Research

 

I am involved in several challenging, world-leading particle physics experiments. The current questions that most interest me is the universe made off - mostly Dark Matter, but what is this stuff? The other question is, why is the Universe made of matter - where is all the anti-matter created in the Big Bang? This could be possible caused by neutrinos - depending on their fundamental nature and whether they behave differently as particles and anti-particles.

Currently, I am taking the lead for Sussex on both the SNO+ neutrino experiment,  DUNE, and the DEAP dark matter direct detection experiment.

SNO+ is a multi-facetted neutrino experiment, which primary objective is to understand what the nature of a neutrino is by looking for neutrinoless double-beta decay. It can, however, probe many other aspects of neutrinos.

DUNE is studying the behaviour of neutrinos over long distances.

The DEAP programme searches for the mysterious dark matter. It uses a novel and promising experimental technique, using single phase liquid argon as a target for the dark matter.

 

I am taking the lead in the calibration of the future of the DUNE neutrino oscillation experiment, a large liquid argon time-projection chamber, which tests whether neutrinos behave differently as particles than they do as anti-particles.