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  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.

 

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.