Heeger Group | Experimental Neutrino & Astroparticle Physics
Karsten M. HeegerProfessor of Physics
Biographical SketchKarsten Heeger received his undergraduate degree in physics from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle where he worked with Prof. Hamish Robertson on a model-independent measurement of the solar 8B neutrino flux in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). For his thesis work he was awarded the 2003 APS Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics. Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin he was a Chamberlain Fellow and scientist in the Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He currently works on precision studies of neutrino oscillation with reactor antineutrinos at Daya Bay and the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with the CUORE experiment. In 2008 he received Outstanding Junior Investigator awards from DOE High Energy Physics for the search for the last unknown neutrino mixing angle theta13 at Daya Bay and from DOE Nuclear Physics for the investigation of neutrino properties with bolometric detectors. Karsten was awarded an Alfread P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2009, a Romnes Faculty Fellowship in 2011, and was named a 2012 Kavli Fellow. He currently chairs the APS Committee on International Scientific Affairs and is leading the development of digital access to APS meetings and a new APS program with China.
Book Contributions"Neutrino Oscillations: Present Status and Future Plans" © 2012 Heeger Group
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