Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Lecturer in Experimental Astroparticle Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7894antonin.vacheret




529 BBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I am studying the particles of the dark universe. I am very much interested in learning about what scintillation can tell me about neutral particles that exist and the ones that are still hypothetical. At the moment, I am working on understanding better what sort of neutrinos are around us and searching for the elusive Dark Matter. 

As an experimentalist my day-to-day work is about designing, building and operating particle physics detectors at various labs with the ultimate goal of discovering something new. 

I also like to develop (relatively smaller) detector systems for other applications.



Adams C, Alonso JR, Ankowski AM, et al., The Intermediate Neutrino Program

Mount BJ, Hans S, Rosero R, et al., LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Technical Design Report

Abreu Y, Amhis Y, Arnold L, et al., 2017, A novel segmented-scintillator antineutrino detector, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol:12, ISSN:1748-0221

Akerib DS, Akerlof CW, Akimov DY, et al., 2017, Identification of radiopure titanium for the LZ dark matter experiment and future rare event searches, Astroparticle Physics, Vol:96, ISSN:0927-6505, Pages:1-10

Abe K, Andreopoulos C, Antonova M, et al., 2016, Measurement of Muon Antineutrino Oscillations with an Accelerator-Produced Off-Axis Beam, Physical Review Letters, Vol:116, ISSN:0031-9007

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