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Prof. Dr. Costas Andreopoulos
At any given time our group spans 15 time zones, with group members based at the University of Liverpool, at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory just south of Oxford, at Fermilab west of Chicago, and at J-PARC north of Tokyo.

We became nomads to pursue the best science and to address some of the most important questions in our field. Our focus is on accelerator-based neutrino physics, and we conduct research mainly in the Fermilab SBN programme, particularly in the SBND experiment, and in the T2K experiment in Japan. We contribute to R&D for the future DUNE experiment in US, and explore disruptive neutrino applications in the ESA-funded POSITRINO project. The group is renowned for its expertise in the area of advanced neutrino data analysis and physics simulations, and we lead VALOR and GENIE, two well-known brand names in neutrino physics.

Meet my awesome group below!

  Post-Doctoral Research Associates

2016 - present: Dr. Marco Roda (University of Liverpool)
Position funded by the DUNE-UK STFC project and the Liverpool Physics Dept.

Projects: SBN/SBND, DUNE, GENIE, POSITRINO
Positions of responsibility: 2018 - present, SBN Neutrino MC Generators WG co-Coordinator; 2019 - present, GENIE Forum Coordinator

2016 - present: Dr. Steve Dennis (University of Liverpool)
Position funded by DUNE-UK STFC project.

Projects: T2K, SBN/SBND, DUNE, GENIE, VALOR
Positions of responsibility: 2017 - present, DUNE-UK WP1.1 [Near Detector Constraints and Oscillation Sensitivity] Coordinator; 2018 - present, VALOR/SBN coordinator

2019 - present: Dr. Chris Barry (University of Liverpool)
Position funded by the European Space Agency.

Projects: POSITRINO


Current PhD students

Starting October 1st, 2019: Ms. Glória de Sá Pereira (University of Liverpool and STFC/RAL)
PhD studentship fully funded by an STFC award to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) Particle Physics Dept (PPD). This is a joint position with the University of Liverpool and LIV.DAT, the Liverpool Big Data Science Centre for Doctoral Training.

Thesis [Tentative]: Deep Learning Applications for Neutrino Event Reconstruction in Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Detectors and Measurement of Zero-Pion Production in SBND.

PhD position starting in October 1st, 2019 - Vacant
PhD studentship fully funded by an STFC award to the Physics Dept. of the University of Liverpool.
Interested candidates are invited to apply here.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Neil McCauley (University of Liverpool)


Thesis [Tentative]: Joint Analysis of Accelerator (Anti)Neutrino Data from the T2K Experiment and Atmospheric (Anti)Neutrino Data from the Super-Kamioande Experiment

2018 - present: Mr. Frank Thomas Ham (University of Liverpool)
PhD studentship funded by STFC (project reference 2113282) and a Liverpool Graduate Teaching Award.

Thesis [Tentative]: SBN electron-neutrino appearance, SBND-driven systematic constraints

2017 - present: Ms. Júlia Tena Vidal (University of Liverpool)
PhD studentship funded by STFC through LIV.DAT, the Liverpool Big Data Science Centre for Doctoral Training (project reference: 2021488)
Co-supervisor: Prof. Hugh Gallagher (Tufts)

Thesis [Tentative]: Global analysis of neutrino scattering data and development of new GENIE tunes
Recipient of the 2018 Leo Carrol award (Liverpool HEP) for outstanding post-graduate research.

2017 - present: Mr. Jaggar Henzerling (University of Liverpool)

Thesis [Tentative]: Deep Learning applications for event selection and reconstruction in SBND

2016 - present: Mr. Francis Bench (University of Liverpool)
PhD studentship funded by STFC (project reference 1796813) and a Liverpool Graduate Teaching Award.

Thesis [Tentative]: Electron-Antineutrino Appearance in T2K

2016 - present: Ms Rhiannon Jones (University of Liverpool)
PhD studentship funded by STFC (project reference 1796886) and a Liverpool Graduate Teaching Award.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Christos Touramanis (University of Liverpool)

Thesis [Tentative]: Development of SBN muon-neutrino disappearance analysis, development of exclusive events selections on SBND


Past PhD students

2014 - 12/2018: Dr. Christopher Barry (University of Liverpool)

Thesis: `Joint Analysis of Neutrino and Antineutrino Data from the T2K Experiment and Indications for Charge-Parity (CP) Violation'
Doctoral work published in PRL 121:171802 (2018)

→ Now a post-doc at the Univ. of Liverpool (ESA/POSITRINO project).

2011 - 10/2015: Dr. Steve Dennis (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory & University of Warwick)
Co-supervisors: Dr. Steve Boyd (University of Warwick) and Dr. Gary Barker (University of Warwick)

Thesis: `Muon Antineutrino Disappearance and Non-Standard Interactions at the T2K Experiment' [full text in T2K-THESIS-069]
Doctoral work published in PRL 116:181801 (2016)

→ Now a post-doc at the Univ. of Liverpool (DUNE, SBND, T2K and GENIE).

2011 - 12/2014: Dr. Lorena Escudero (CSIC and University of Valencia)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Anselmo Cervera (IFIC Valencia)

Thesis: `Joint Analysis of Three Flavour Neutrino Oscillations Combining the Electron-Neutrino Appearance and Muon-Neutrino Disappearance Channels in the T2K Experiment' [full text in T2K-THESIS-070]
Doctoral work published in PRD 91:072010 (2015). Recipient of IFIC outstanding PhD thesis award.

→ Now a post-doc at the Univ. of Cambridge (DUNE and MicroBooNE).

2010 - 07/2014: Dr. Thomas Dealtry (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory & University of Oxford)
Co-supervisor: Prof. Alfons Weber (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory & University of Oxford)

Thesis: `Precise Measurement of Muon-Neutrino Disappearance in the T2K Experiment' [Full text in T2K-THESIS-057]
Doctoral work published in PRL 111:211803 (2013) and PRL 112:181801 (2014).

→ Now a post-doc at the Univ. of Lancaster (HyperK, T2K).
→ Previously a post-doc at the Univ. of Oxford (DUNE).

2008 - 12/2012: Dr. James Dobson (Imperial College London)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Yoshi Uchida (Imperial College London)

Thesis: `Neutrino-Induced Charged-Current π+ Production at the T2K Near Detector' [Full text in T2K-THESIS-019]

→ Now an Ernest Rutherford Fellow at UCL (LZ).
→ Previously post-doc at UCL/Edinburgh (dark matter experiments).


Interested in joining us? Information for prospective PhD students

Fully-funded PhD positions are offered each year. Potential PhD projects are listed below. Several MPhys and BSc projects are also available. I am happy to discuss other possibilities too.

PhD thesis topics offered: