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)
Research Associate, Carleton University (2012-2017)
On The Web
- EXO-200 / nEXO : search for neutrinoless double beta decay
- Xe Still: cryogenic distillation
- HALO : detection of supernova neutrinos
- PICO : search for dark matter
- T2K experiment : neutrino oscillations and interactions with matter
2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (T2K Experiment)
2000 Brazilian Mathematics Olympics (honorable mention)
List of courses currently teaching or recently taught.
PHYS1006 - Introductory Physics I
PHYS5226 - Selected Topics in Applied Physics
Materials are available through Laurentian D2L.
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.