Portfolio of activities:
I am centrally involved in preparations for the physics exploitation of the
Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Programme
with the sensitivity to perform a definite 5σ test of the light-sterile
associated with several long-standing experimental anomalies.
This is enabled by the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technology
and the use of 2 detectors at different baselines:
SBND (112-t active mass) 110 m away from the neutrino beam target, and
ICARUS (476-t) 600 m away.
I serve as SBND Physics co-Coordinator, and as
Systematics & Oscillation Sensitivity WG co-Coordinator for the overall SBN programme.
I lead the development of the
simultaneous sterile neutrino oscillation and systematics
for SBN, as well as preparations for
SBND neutrino cross-section measurements
of unprecedented precision.
I also have a keen interest on Machine Learning, and my group prototypes
novel methods for LArTPC neutrino event reconstruction.
I serve as the
DUNE-UK Physics Work Package Coordinator
and involved in R&D for the
in US -
the world's next flagship neutrino experiment.
I led analyses for the derivation of physics-driven requirements
experiment optimization and advanced analyses for the evaluation of
different design options
With the VALOR
I delivered the first-ever oscillation sensitivity calculations
from an end-to-end analysis using full event simulation and reconstruction.
I am a member of the T2K experiment
in Japan, where
I perform electron (anti-)neutrino appearance searches and
precision measurements of muon (anti-)neutrino disappearance,
and aim to produce the first strong direct evidence for neutrino CP violation.
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 am one of the main authors of
and co-spokesperson of the international GENIE collaboration.
GENIE is the most commonly used neutrino interaction physics simulation:
It provides a bridge between theory and measurement and
it plays a crucial role throughout the lifecycle of every experiment.
I also serve as the Systematics & Tuning WG Coordinator and
my effort is focussed on developing a leading global analysis of
neutrino scattering data
and improved generator tunes
Or main goal for the next 5 years is to build well-motivated
models of neutrino-nucleus interactions and perform a
global meta-analysis of all SBN measurements
neutrino interaction characteristics, in order to produce an Argon tune
for the early DUNE physics exploitation programme.
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,
in preparations for the exploitation of the Fermilab SBN programme,
as well as in sensitivity studies and the optimization of the Hyper-Kamiokande
and DUNE experiments.
My group develops novel Deep Learning
applications for the reconstruction and
classification of neutrino events recorded in Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) detectors,
with particular emphasis in the physics exploitation of SBND data.
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 than 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.