Costas Andreopoulos

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


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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Publication List (INSPIRE)
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  Address  

@ 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.

  e-Mail  

  Telephone/Fax  
+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)

  e-IDs  
INSPIRE: INSPIRE-00062140
ORCID: 0000-0003-2020-8215

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Links to recent research outputs (journal publications, technical notes and codes)

  Neutrino Interaction Phenomenology
• GENIE Neutrino Monte Carlo Generator
    → Official web page
    → Main publication: Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A614 (2010) 87-104

  T2K Neutrino Oscillation Analysis
VALOR fitting group T2K outputs:
T2K collected data in several periods with different conditions and proton-on-target (POT) exposures, both in neutrino-enhanced Forward Horn Current (FHC) and antineutrino-enhanced Reversed Horn Current (RHC) modes: Run 1 (01-06/2010, FHC: 0.323x1020 POT), Run 2 (10/2010-03/2011, FHC: 1.108x1020 POT), Run 3 (03-06/2012, FHC: 1.579x1020 POT), Run 4 (10/2012-05/2013, FHC: 3.560x1020 POT), Run 5 (05-06/2014, FHC: 0.242x1020 POT and RHC: 0.506x1020 POT), Run 6 (10/2014-06/2015, FHC: 0.190x1020 POT and RHC: 3.505x1020 POT) and Run 7 (02-05/2016, FHC: 0.480x1020 POT and RHC: 3.460x1020 POT).


  T2K Neutrino Interaction Modelling and Systematics
• T2K interface to GENIE: paper (T2K/TN-006)
• Tools for propagating model uncertainties in physics analyses: paper (T2K/TN-007)
• Generator-level uncertainties and their effect on SK samples: paper (T2K/TN-035)

  T2K ND280 ECAL

  DUNE Sensitivity and Optimization Studies
VALOR fitting group DUNE outputs:
VALOR provides a sensitive joint 3-flavour oscillation and systematics constraint fit for DUNE, and produced the first-ever realistic sensitivity calculations from an end-to-end analysis using full event simulation and reconstruction. The analysis considers several DUNE Near and Far detector event samples. O(50) event samples are used in the latest version of the analysis, constraining O(500) neutrino flux and interaction systematic parameters and providing a realistic DUNE oscillation sensitivity simulation. The analysis supports all three proposed Near Detector options - Fine Grained Tracker (FGT), High-pressure Gas Argon TPC (GArTPC) and Liquid Argon TPC (LArTPC) - as well as hybrid options.

  • 2017a analysis (analysis used for the final DUNE Near Detector Task Force report):
            → Technical note: - Code: app / fmwk
            → Contribution to the DUNE Near Detector Task Force report, DUNE-doc-1792
            → Contribution to journal publication on the High-Pressure Gaseous Argon TPC option for DUNE

  SBN sterile neutrino oscillation analysis
VALOR fitting group SBN outputs:
VALOR provides a joint sterile neutrino oscillation and systematics constraint fit for SBN. The VALOR SBN analysis derives from the VALOR DUNE analysis, and fits jointly O(100) exclusive / semi-inclusive samples from all three SBN LArTPC detectors (SBND, MicroBooNE, ICARUS) in order to derive a sensitive estimation of sterile neutrino oscillation parameters and an in-situ constrain of O(500) neutrino flux, cross-section and detector systematic parameters.

  • 2017a SBN sensitivity simulations:
            → Technical note: - Code: