Neutrinos at Iowa State


Our group studies neutrinos experimentally. Under the direction of Prof. Sanchez, the group is doing research on neutrino oscillations using long baseline experiments such as NOvA, MINOS+ and DUNE. The researchers in these experiments send beams of neutrinos over hundred of miles to be caught by very large particle physics detectors. These experiments allow us to measure crucial properties of neutrino mixing that will open the door to a better understanding our Universe. The group also works on development of new technologies to detect neutrinos. We are building ANNIE, an experiment that will be the first test of new photodetection technology applied to neutrino detection.


MINOS Near Detector. Picture courtesy of Fermilab.

"Neutrinos are a billion times more abundant than the elementary particles of which we're made. So clearly, if you want to understand the universe, you have to understand the neutrinos."
Boris Kayser