Neutrino Physics

Study of neutrino interactions with ANNIE at the Fermilab Booster Beam
  • ANNIE Phase-II (water+gadolinium)
    • study of GeV-neutrino interactions as background for
      Diffuse Supernova Neutrino and proton decay searches
    • Novel reconstruction algorithms for particle and event discrimination
    • Data stability monitoring tools and event display
  • ANNIE Phase-III (water-based liquid scintillator, WbLS)
    • Design study and simulations for the WbLS phase
    • Liquid-Scintillator-Cherenkov-Cube (LSC3) to study the separation
      of Cherenkov and scintillation signals in a laboratory-scale setup

Prof. Dr. Michael Wurm

Solar neutrino spectroscopy with Borexino
  • Increasing sensitivity for solar CNO neutrinos
  • Pointing at the Sun: Directional reconstruction of solar neutrinos
  • Study of long-term modulation of signals and backgrounds to increase sensitivity
  • Advanced veto techniques for cosmic muon-induced backgrounds

Prof. Dr. Michael Wurm

Neutrino physics with IceCube
  • Analyses
    • Supernova data acquisition and analysis techniques
    • Energy and directional reconstruction
    • Development of novel detection techniques
    • Neutrino oscillation physics and non-standard phenomena
    • Atmospheric neutrino physics
    • Cosmic neutrino composition analysis
    • PINGU and Phase-I sensitivity studies
    • Oscillation analysis framework
  • Super Nova Data acquisition
  • Monitoring software for the IceCube detector
  • Muon track reconstruction

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Böser
Prof. Dr. Lutz Köpke

Neutrino mass hierarchy with the JUNO reactor neutrino experiment
  • Lab measurements and monitoring systems for liquid scintillator transparency
  • The OSIRIS pre-detector for monitoring the radiopurity of the liquid scintillator:
    • Mechanical design of the detector and the liquid handling system
    • Laboratory-scale prototype (1:10) of OSIRIS to study
      liquid flow/stratification and mechanoluminescence
    • Simulation studies for detector design & monitoring sensitivity
  • Sensitivity studies for the detection of Supernova/DSNB neutrinos in JUNO

Prof. Dr. Michael Wurm

Neutrino mass with Project 8
  • Track and event reconstruction
  • Trigger and online reconstruction algorithm
  • Atomic tritium source development
  • Phase IV magnet and source design

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Böser

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