Costas Andreopoulos

Dr. Costas Andreopoulos
University of Liverpool &
STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab

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@ RAL:
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Particle Physics Department
Harwell Oxford Campus
Oxfordshire OX11 0QX, UK
(Office: R1, 2.89)

@ Liverpool:
University of Liverpool
Faculty of Science and Engineering
School of Physical Sciences
Department of Physics
Liverpool L69 7ZE, UK
(Office: Oliver Lodge 316)

  Office hours  
@ Liverpool
During Semester 2:
Wedn. 09:00-10:00 / 14:00-15:00
Thurs. 11:00-12:00 / 15:00-16:00
or by appointment.


+44-(0)7540-847333 (Mobile)
+44-(0)1235-445091 (RAL/Office)
+44-(0)1235-446733 (RAL/FAX)
+44-(0)1517-943201 (U.Liv/Office)
candreop (Skype ID)

ORCID: 0000-0003-2020-8215

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I am a Reader (Associate Professor) in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Liverpool, and a senior Staff Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory operated by the UK Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

In my research, I study one of the most extraordinary, weird, mysterious characters in our universe: the Neutrino! We perform precision measurements of neutrino oscillations to uncover new physics and investigate the origin of matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe.

I conduct research in the T2K experiment in Japan. My effort is focussed primarily on the flagship oscillation measurements. I lead the activities of the VALOR fitting group. Since 2010, my group has produced a number of official T2K results on behalf of the full T2K collaboration (details here). I perform electron (anti-)neutrino appearance searches and precision measurements of muon (anti-)neutrino disappearance, and aim to produce strong direct evidence for neutrino CP violation.

I am SBND Physics \& Analysis Tool co-Coordinator, and I am centrally involved in preparations for the physics exploitation of the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Programme. I lead the development of a simultaneous sterile neutrino oscillation and systematics constraint fit for SBN, using VALOR, considering several exclusive samples from all three LArTPC detectors. I am also working towards preparations for SBND neutrino cross-section measurements of unprecedented precision, as well as a meta-analysis of all SBND measurements of neutrino interaction characteristics, aiming to produce an Argon tune of the GENIE MC generator for use in the early DUNE physics exploitation programme.

I serve as the DUNE-UK Physics Simulation and Experiment Design Work Package Coordinator and involved in R&D for the DUNE experiment in US - the world's next flagship neutrino experiment. I lead analyses for the derivation of physics-driven requirements for the experiment optimization and advanced analyses for the evaluation of different design options. With the VALOR group, I delivered the first-ever oscillation sensitivity calculations from an end-to-end analysis using full event simulation and reconstruction. Currently, our work provides the only physics analysis link between the proposed Near Detector Systems and the Far Detector, incorporating a comprehensive evaluation of in-situ systematic constraints into the DUNE oscillation sensitivity calculations.

I am one of the main authors of GENIE, the most widely used neutrino physics simulation, and co-spokesperson of the international GENIE collaboration. GENIE provides a bridge between theory and experiment and it plays a crucial role throughout the lifecycle of every experiment. I serve as the Systematics & Tuning WG Coordinator. My current effort is focussed on producing improved generator tunes and a leading global fit using the vast complementary array of neutrino, charged-lepton and hadron scattering data.

I am one of the main authors and coordinator of the VALOR neutrino fitting group. The group plays a central role in the T2K oscillation analysis effort, as well as in sensitivity studies and the optimization of near detector for the Hyper-Kamiokande and DUNE experiments.

I am passionate about teaching Physics at all levels, either on an one-to-one basis or in large lecture theatres. At Liverpool, I teach both core modules in classes of more that 100 students and in small tutorial groups. I also have had the privilege to direct the work of several brilliant PhD students, whose PhD dissertations presented world-leading results.