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Russell Neilson

Russell Neilson, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Office: Disque Hall 905
Phone: 215.895.2729

Additional Sites: Particle Physics Group


  • BS, Physics and Mathematics, University of Auckland 2000
  • MS, Physics, University of Auckland 2002
  • PhD, Physics, Stanford University 2012


Russell Neilson, PhD, has a background in particle and nuclear physics. He completed his graduate work as a member of the EXO collaboration searching for the rare nuclear process known as neutrinoless double beta decay. Neilson is currently a member of the PICO collaboration, attempting to directly observe dark matter particles for the first time.