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Particle Physics Research

The IceCube Lab with Milky Way and aurora australis, July 2014. Image Credit: Ian Rees, IceCube/NSF

Research Areas in Particle Physics

  • Applications to Nuclear Non-Proliferation
  • Cryogenic Detector Technologies
  • Double Beta Decay
  • Experimental Neutrino Physics
  • Neutrino oscillations

Faculty Conducting Research in Particle Physics

Contact Specialization
Michelle Dolinski
Assistant Professor
Disque Hall 913
Neutrino Physics, Rare Nuclear Decays, Cryogenic Detector Technologies
Naoko Kurahashi-Neilson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Disque Hall 914
Neutrino physics, High Energy Astro-particle Physics
Charles Lane
Disque Hall 911
Experimental tests of invariance principles and conservation laws, neutrino oscillations and properties
Russell Neilson
Assistant Professor
Disque Hall 805
Dark matter, Neutrino physics

Current Research Projects

Particle Physics Facilities

  • The Detector Development Laboratory provides experimental support for an international research program in nonaccelerator particle and nuclear physics performing tests of invariance principles and conservation laws, searches for rare interactions, and neutrino properties.
  • Laboratory for High-Performance Computational Physics: This computer laboratory has 15 powerful workstations — each with Intel Core i5 3570 running at 3.4 Ghz, 16 Gb RAM, and an nVidia GTX 650 graphics card. They are running Ubuntu 13.04 operating system. Each workstation has a 24-inch screen monitor. These world-class workstations are connected to our main file server via the highest quality gigabyte network connectors.