Current Research

My current research is in neutrino physics. I work on the T2K (Tokai to Kamioka) neutrino oscillation experiment and also on the experiment formerly known as LBNE (hopefully a final name will be coming soon). T2K is located in Japan and LBNE will be located at Fermilab with the far detector at the Homestake mine in Lead, SD.

Graduate Work

My graduate work at MIT was primarily in the field of dark matter direct detection. With the DMTPC (Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber) collaboration, I was involved in work developing low-pressure gas TPCs to look for the directional (daily modulation) signal of low-energy nuclear recoils caused by weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) comprising the dark matter halo of the Milky Way galaxy. This directional signal is very challenging to find but, if found, would provide strong evidence supporting the existence of WIMP dark matter.

Undergraduate Work

While an undergrad at Columbia, I participated in several research projects in particle astrophysics.