The Imperial long-baseline neutrino oscillation group has a postgraduate studentship available to work with Dr Patrick Dunne on measurements of matter-antimatter asymmetry with the current T2K and future DUNE experiments in Japan and the USA respectively.

The Imperial group has long standing interests in both these experiments. Dr Dunne focuses on data analysis of the large high-dimensional datasets that are necessary to measure the matter-antimatter symmetry in neutrinos, as well as the construction and physics sensitivity estimation of the future DUNE experiment.

The student will contribute significantly to these activities with the possibility to work on statistical methods, software, firmware, and hardware. Dr Dunne has a joint appointment between the physics department and Imperial’s data science and AI initiative I-X. The student would be expected to work across both areas.

Project possibilities include:

  • Analysis of data from T2K on its own as well as joint analysis with the other current generation long-baseline experiment NOvA
  • Physics sensitivity estimation for the DUNE experiment, this work will contribute to design decisions for this multi-billion dollar project
  • Hardware work for DUNE’s gaseous argon near detector, eg electronics testing and firmware development

We are looking for a student with a good quality first degree in physics, with a strong interest in and aptitude for particle physics. Good computing skills, eg experience with C++ and interest in electronics are highly desirable.

The studentship covers a maintenance bursary, similar to standard STFC studentships.

For further information please contact Dr P. Dunne