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Caio Licciardi

Caio Licciardi

Assistant Professor

Adjunct Professor
Department of Physics
Science, Engineering and Architecture
F-532, Science Building


With research focusing at the fundamental questions of the Universe, I joined McDonald Institute as a faculty member at Laurentian University in September 2017. Since 2005, my attention has been particularly devoted to neutrino physics.

I hold both B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a theoretical-oriented thesis on aspects of neutrino oscillations. I am also an Ingénieur de l’Ecole Polytechnique, France, with a master degree. In my Ph.D. at the University of Regina, I contributed to the T2K experiment within the near detector group, including testing (in TRIUMF)  and commissioning (J-PARC, Japan) of the fine-grained detectors. In 2012, I took part in the quest for Majorana neutrino masses with the Enriched Xenon Observatory as a Research Associate at Carleton University.

I am currently the analysis coordinator of the EXO-200 detector, and have been helping to understand the sensitivity reach to neutrinoless double beta decay by the next-generation experiment nEXO.


Ph.D., University of Regina, Canada (2012)

Ingénieur avec grade du master, Ecole Polytechnique, France (2008)

B.Phys. & M.Sc., Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2007)

Academic Appointments

Research Associate, Carleton University (2012-2017)

On The Web




Current projects:

  • EXO-200 / nEXO : search for neutrinoless double beta decay
  • Xe Still: cryogenic distillation
  • HALO : detection of supernova neutrinos
  • PICO : search for dark matter

Past projects:

  • T2K experiment : neutrino oscillations and interactions with matter


2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (T2K Experiment)

2000 Brazilian Mathematics Olympics (honorable mention)


  • G. Anton et al., “Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with the Complete EXO-200 Dataset,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 161802 (2019)arXiv:1906.02723.

  • nEXO Collaboration, “nEXO Pre-Conceptual Design Report,” (2018), arXiv:1805.11142.​

  • J.B. Albert et al., “Sensitivity and Discovery Potential of nEXO to Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay,” Phys. Rev. C 67, 065503 (2018), arXiv:1710.05075.

  • J.B. Albert et al., “Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with the Upgraded EXO-200 Detector,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 072701 (2018), arXiv:1707.08707.

  • J.B. Albert et al., “Searches for double beta decay of Xe-134 with EXO-200,” Phys. Rev. D 96, 092001 (2017), arXiv:1704.05042.

  • J.B. Albert et al., “An improved measurement of the 2νββ half-life of Xe-136 with EXO-200,” Phys. Rev. C 89, 015502 (2014), arXiv:1306.6106.

  • P.-A. Amaudruz et al., “The T2K fine-grained detectors,” Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 696, 1 (2012), arXiv:1204.3666.

  • K. Abe et al., “Indication of Electron Neutrino Appearance from an Accelerator-produced Off-axis Muon Neutrino Beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 041801 (2011), arXiv:1106.2822.