My research is in experimental particle astrophysics. The main research is in the search for Dark Matter with the XENON experiments and the search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with the nEXO experiment.
I use liquid xenon as radiation detectors to probe fundamental questions about the nature of matter. What is the cosmic glue that caused galaxies to form and holds them together? What is the nature and mass of the lightest particles? What are the consequences in other areas of particle physics and astronomy?
The technical challenges of these experiments require invention and innovation with widespread applications, which makes research at a polytechnic institute ideal. My research group includes students from multiple disciplines, from physics to computer science to engineering, all coming together for a common goal.