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Caio Licciardi

Laurentian University

Assistant Professor - Physics

Following the completion of his PhD at the University of Regina, Caio worked as a research associate at Carleton University, where his main focus was the EXO experiment. While working as part of this collaboration, he helped determine the sensitivity needed to detect neutrinoless double beta decay in the next-generation EXO experiment.

Currently, Caio is the analysis coordinator for the EXO-200 detector, which the predecessor to nEXO. The collaboration uses enriched liquid xenon as a target material for neutrinoless double beta decay interactions. For the next generation experiment, he is involved with studying the physics potentials of the detector. In joining the McDonald Institute, he is excited to have the opportunity to expand his contributions to astroparticle physics research.

Contact Information:
Room F-532, Science Building
Laurentian University
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
Phone: 705-675-1151 ext. 2309
email: clicciardi@laurentian.ca

Q&A with Prof. Licciardi

How would you describe your work on the most basic level?

“My work investigates some of the major outstanding questions about the inner workings of the universe. It also involved the development of cutting-edge technologies to do research in physics. At the moment, my research focuses on deepening human understanding pf the fundamental particles by studying neutrino properties and searching for dark matter.”

What is something in your career you are especially proud of?

“I am especially proud to work within, and be considered part of, the global scientific community.”