Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 7894antonin.vacheret




523Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





As part of a global effort to underpin the nature of the neutrino and dark matter, my research is focused on searching for a new type of matter called the sterile neutrino with the SoLid reactor neutrino experiment. As part of my research I also explore new analysis techniques based on machine learning for event classification and model fitting. 

I am also actively translating research into applications with the nFacet radiation detector project, a spin off of the SoLid experiment. The detector system is directed at security, radiation protection and nuclear decommissioning markets.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Collaboration S, Abreu Y, Amhis Y, et al., 2021, SoLid: A short baseline reactor neutrino experiment, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol:16, ISSN:1748-0221, Pages:1-37

Griffiths J, Kleinegesse S, Saunders D, et al., 2020, Pulse shape discrimination and exploration of scintillation signals using convolutional neural networks, Machine Learning-science and Technology, Vol:1

Abreu Y, Amhis Y, Arnold L, et al., 2018, Performance of a full scale prototype detector at the BR2 reactor for the SoLid experiment, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol:13, ISSN:1748-0221

Abe K, Amey J, Andreopoulos C, et al., 2018, Measurement of the single pi(0) production rate in neutral current neutrino interactions on water, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol:97, ISSN:1550-2368

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

Abe K, Adam J, Aihara H, et al., 2015, Measurement of the nu(mu) charged current quasielastic cross section on carbon with the T2K on-axis neutrino beam, Physical Review D, Vol:91, ISSN:1550-7998

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

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