Searching for dark matter using the world-leading PICO experiment at SNOLAB. Students will experience a blend of hardware, software and physics analyses and participate in the design, construction and operation of new tonne-scale detectors.
Behaviour of nuclear structural materials subjected to irradiation damage; x-ray/synchrotron and neutron diffraction techniques to characterise materials’ structure; developing special targets for proton irradiation to produce neutrons needed for particle astrophysics experiments.
High-energy and theoretical particle physics; dark matter physics; cosmology; stellar and galactic signatures of new physics.
Search for dark matter using the PICO experiment (SNOLAB); low-energy neutrino physics as part of the IceCube Collaration in the South Pole; neutrino-dark matter interations (PINGU sub-detector).
Low-mass dark matter searches as a member of the SuperCDMS direct-detection experiment at SNOLAB; data acquisition, data quality management and low mass dark matter analysis.
Dark Matter physics; Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs); deep underground experiments (SNOLAB); operation and data analysis of current generation detectors; design and construction of next-generation bubble chamber experiments.
Developing new analytical methods for ultra-low concentrations of trace elements, using solutions and lasers to understand geochemistry of fluids associated with ore deposits; developing new low-level determinations of trace materials in the presence of large quantities of detector media to aid in the purification process.
Neutrino physics with emphasis on low-background, low-energy experiments; search for neutrinoless double beta decay in liquid xenon (the EXO program); simulations, data analysis, and hardware development for the search for dark matter.
Search for dark matter and other rare events using the PICO experiment; development of new experimental techniques for low-background detector technology.
Searching for dark matter using the SuperCDMS detector at SNOLAB.
Direct dark matter observation using PICO bubble chambers and SuperCDMS detectors at SNOLAB; development of new calibration techniques for next-generation dark matter detectors.
Software development for detector simulations; event reconstruction and data analysis for dark matter experiments; development of future large scale, low background experiments.
Examining observational data to understand the relationship between phenomena on the astronomical scale and those at the level of particle physics; exploring impact of dark matter on stars, how neutrino telescopes can help us discover new laws of nature.
Discovering potential detector materials and developing them into viable detectors.
Neutrinos physics. Member of IceCube and SNO+. Special interest in neutrino oscillations, neutrinoless double beta decay and atmospheric neutrinos.
Theoretical particle physicist interested in the nature of dark matter, the origin of cosmic matter-anti-matter asymmetry and the physics behind neutrinos.