I am an experimental physicist at Carnegie Mellon University. As an Assistant Research Professor, I am involved in two main experiments: KATRIN, an effort in southwestern Germany to measure the absolute mass scale of the neutrino using tritium beta decay, and TRIMS, an effort in Seattle to test the molecular-physics theories that will be used in extracting the final KATRIN result). My group is involved with maintenance, operation and characterization of the main KATRIN detector system; data-quality assurance for the entire experiment; and background studies. We are also working to understand the molecular physics of gaseous tritium sources more generally, both with anticipated KATRIN data and with a dedicated experiment in Seattle, the Tritium Recoil-Ion Mass Spectrometer (TRIMS). I also contribute to the COHERENT collaboration, which seeks to measure a predicted Standard-Model process -- coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering, or CEvNS -- using several different types of detectors at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
- 17 Aug 2017: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review published an article on our KATRIN research on TribLive.
- 11 Aug 2017: Our group successfully hosted the KATRIN Analysis Workshop here at CMU this week. Press release here.
- 3 Aug 2017: COHERENT has measured coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering at 6.7 sigma! Science early release (with writeups at Wired and Scientific American)
- 1 Aug 2017: KATRIN experiment featured in Physics Today article (with quotes!)
- 29 Jun 2017: KATRIN experiment featured in Science news article
- 22 Jun 2017: Congratulations to Ting on advancing to PhD candidacy at UW!
- 24 Jan 2017: Congratulations to Luke on advancing to PhD candidacy at UW!