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
We perform precision measurements of
to uncover new physics and
investigate the origin of
in the universe.
I conduct research in the
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
for SBN, using
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
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
in US -
the world's next flagship neutrino experiment.
I lead 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.
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
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.