Experimental Neutrino & Astroparticle Physics
We are conducting research in experimental neutrino physics and astroparticle physics. Neutrinos are amongst the most mysterious elementary particles. They travel at the speed of light, pass through matter, and change flavor as they propagate through space. Neutrinos may also be their own antiparticles and may hold the clue to why we live in a Universe of matter, and not antimatter. We recently measured the last neutrino mixing angle theta13 to world-leading precision at theDaya Bay reactor experiment in China. We search for neutrinoless double beta decay with the CUORE experiment at Gran Sasso in Italy to determine if neutrinos are their own antiparticles. Together with colleagues from UW Madison we collaborate on a dark matter experiment at the South Pole, called DM-Ice. We offer research opportunities for postdocs, graduate, undergraduate, and summer students. Heeger's group is part of UW's research in experimental neutrino and astroparticle physics.
- 2013-01 - Daya bay featured in ScienceNews
- 2012-12 - Daya Bay: One of the Science Breakthroughs of the Year
- 2012-11 - APS Delegation Fosters Close Ties with China
- 2012-11-08 - Heeger among 2012 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellows
- 2012-07-02 - Graduate student Walter Pettus attends Lindau Nobel conference
- 2012-06-20 - theta13 at Daya Bay and the Engineering Behind It, article in UW PSL newsletter
- 2012-06-04 - Improved Measurement of electron antineutrino disappearance at Daya Bay
- 2012-05-11 - Bryce Littlejohn defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
- 2012-03-08 - First Results from Daya Bay: Observation of electron antineutrino disappearance
- 2012-02-29 - Daya Bay Antineutrino Detectors Exceed Performance Goals | R&D Magazine | PhysOrg.com
- 2012-02-29 - first Daya Bay collaboration paper - arXiv:1202.6181
- 2011-10-30 - Daya Bay on CCTV
- 2011-10 - Posting APS Meeting Slides Online Gains Strong Acceptance