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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
Associate 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 905
Dark matter, Neutrino physics

Current Research Projects

Particle Physics Facilities

  • The Drexel particle physics group researches fundamental neutrino properties with the DUNE long baseline experiment hosted by Fermilab and the PROSPECT short baseline reactor experiment located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as the planned nEXO neutrinoless double beta decay experiment.
  • We are also active in the IceCube neutrino telescope located at the geographic South Pole.
  • The Bubble Chamber Laboratory develops superheated-liquid detectors for rare-interaction searches, including the PICO dark matter experiment located at SNOLAB in Canada.