Imperial College London

Dr Morgan Wascko

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in High Energy Physics



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Link to NuInt14 slides.

I work in the vibrant field of neutrino physics, currently leading the T2K long baseline accelerator neutrino experiment in Japan as International Co-Spokesperson. I am interested in neutrino flavour oscillation, the origins of neutrino mass and mixing, and the search for CP violation in neutrinos.

My work has been particularly focussed on the physics of neutrino-nucleus interactions and their effects on neutrino oscillation analyses, with the SciBooNE collaboration at Fermilab and through the NuInt conference series, as well as neutrino detector R&D for the next generation of neutrino oscillation experiments, with focus on high-pressure gas time-projection chambers (HPTPC).

Career History:

  • 2016-present: Reader, Imperial College London.
  • 2016: Long Term Invited Fellow, High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation (KEK), Japan.
  • 2014-2016: Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London.
  • 2011-2014: Lecturer, Imperial College London.
  • 2008-2013: STFC Advanced Fellow, Imperial College London.
  • 2006-2008: Research Lecturer, Imperial College London.
  • 2001-2006: Postdoctoral Researcher, Louisiana State University.
  • 2001: Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.
    Dissertation: "Study of the Moon and Sun Shadows in Very High Energy Cosmic Rays with Milagrito."
  • 1993: A.B., University of Chicago.

Scientific Collaboration Memberships:

2006-present: T2K (J-PARC) [see above].

2013-present: Hyper-K Proto-Collaboration.

2005-2012: SciBooNE (FNAL) [Co-Spokesperson].

2001-12: MiniBooNE (FNAL) [Detector Calibration Convener].

1996-2003: Milagro (LANL).

Community Activities:

2018: STFC Particle Astrophysics Balance of Programme Panel.

2014-2017: STFC Particle Physics Advisory Panel.

2013: STFC LHC Tensioning Sub-Panel.

2013-2017: ICFA Neutrino Panel.

Organisation of Scientific Meetings

   Neutrino 2016: Local Organising Committee.

   NuInt14: Chair of Organising Committee.

Scientific Committee: NuInt15, NuInt12, NuInt11, NuInt09, NuInt07.

International Teaching:

2014: Lecturer, Int’l Neutrino Summer School, St Andrews, UK.

2011-13: Tutor, STFC Particle Physics School, Warwick, UK.

2011: Lecturer, Int’l Neutrino Summer School, Geneva, CH.

2009: Lecturer, NEPPSR 2009, Cape Cod, USA.

2009: Lecturer, 45th Karpacz Winter School, Ladek-Zdroj, PL.

External Service:

Editorial Board Member for instruments, an open access journal.

Ad-hoc referee for Eur Phys Journ C, Mod Phys Lett A, Nature Communications, Phys Rev Lett, Phys Rev C, Phys Rev D, Phys Lett B.

Grant application reviewer for the STFC (UK), National Science Centre (Poland), ERC (EU).

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Abe K, Adam J, Aihara H, et al., 2014, Precise Measurement of the Neutrino Mixing Parameter theta(23) from Muon Neutrino Disappearance in an Off-Axis Beam, Physical Review Letters, Vol:112, ISSN:0031-9007

Abe K, Adam J, Aihara H, et al., 2014, Observation of Electron Neutrino Appearance in a Muon Neutrino Beam, Physical Review Letters, Vol:112, ISSN:0031-9007

Abe K, Abgrall N, Aihara H, et al., 2013, Evidence of electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam, Physical Review D, Vol:88, ISSN:1550-7998

Aguilar-Arevalo AA, Brown BC, Bugel L, et al., 2013, First measurement of the muon antineutrino double-differential charged-current quasielastic cross section, Physical Review D, Vol:88, ISSN:1550-7998

Aguilar-Arevalo AA, Anderson CE, Bazarko AO, et al., 2009, Unexplained Excess of Electronlike Events from a 1-GeV Neutrino Beam, Physical Review Letters, Vol:102, ISSN:0031-9007

Aguilar-Arevalo, AA, Bazarko, et al., 2007, A Search for electron neutrino appearance at the Delta m**2 ~ 1- eV**2 scale, Physical Review Letters, Vol:98, ISSN:0031-9007, Pages:231801-1-231801-7

Aguilar-Arevalo AA, Bazarko AO, Brice SJ, et al., 2008, Measurement of muon neutrino quasielastic scattering on carbon, Physical Review Letters, Vol:100, ISSN:0031-9007

Hiraide K, Alcaraz-Aunion JL, Brice SJ, et al., 2008, Search for charged current coherent pion production on carbon in a few-GeV neutrino beam, Physical Review D, Vol:78, ISSN:1550-7998


Wascko MO, 2006, Prospects for antineutrino running at MiniBooNE, 7th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories and Superbeams, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages:242-244, ISSN:0920-5632


SciBooNE Collaboration, 2006, Fermilab Proposal 954, Bringing the SciBar detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam, arXiv:hep-ex/0601022v1

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