PhD project: Neutrino physics with DUNE

Project description

DUNE is a next generation neutrino experiment planned to start running in the second half of the next decade. A beam of neutrinos will be sent 800 miles from Fermilab near Chicago to the Stanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota.   The far detector consists of a TPC using 70,000 tones of liquid Argon. The use of liquid Argon allows to measure the products of neutrino interactions with high precision. The primarily physics goal of the experiment is to understand if the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe is due to CP violation in the neutrino sector. The detector is also able to search for proton decay and astrophysical neutrinos (e.g. from supernovae). 

Projects in this area will be focussed on the activities of the Edinburgh group. These are are related to data acquisition, networking, detector simulation and photodetector development. There is the opportunity to become involved in testbeam activities such as proto-DUNE.

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