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Costas Andreopoulos

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I am a Chair of Experimental Particle Physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Liverpool, and a Scientist at the Particle Physics Department of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory operated by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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

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More details on my research can be found here. Currently, I am mainly active on the following projects:

I am centrally involved in preparations for the physics exploitation of the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Programme, in particular in the SBN Near Detector (SBND). I serve as a member of the SBND Executive Committee (2020-present), SBND Physics co-Coordinator (2017-present), and as Systematics & Oscillation Sensitivity WG co-Coordinator (2018-2022) for the overall SBN programme. My group leads the development of SBN physics simulations based on GENIE, the development of a simultaneous sterile neutrino oscillation and systematics constraint fit VALOR, and contribute to preparations for SBND neutrino cross-section measurements of unprecedented precision.

I am co-spokesperson of the international GENIE collaboration, and one of the main authors of the well-known GENIE neutrino event generator, as well as of the corresponding global analysis of neutrino scattering data informing GENIE tunes. GENIE performs influential phemomenology research in the boundary between nuclear and particle physics, provides a bridge between theory and measurement, and it is a key ingredient in the exploitation effort of many experiments.

I am one of the main authors and coordinator of the VALOR fitting group. The group plays a central role both in the physics exploitation and design optimisation several experiments, both by maintaining and developing the VALOR Software Development Kit (SDK), and by implementing and performing numerous data analyses and sensitivity studies on top of that SDK. In T2K, during the past decade, the VALOR group produced over 20 reviewed oscillation physics analyses and it has contributed to 12 published T2K papers, an effort culminating in the 2020 Nature paper on T2K neutrino CP violation constraints. (Details on the prolific research output of the group can be found in the VALOR web page.) Currently, the group is mostly active on SBN/SBND.