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Dr. Caio Licciardi (2309)
Department of Physics
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Architecture
Particle Astrophysics Group / Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre

Dr. Caio Licciardi’s research interests lie in understanding some of the fundamental questions in nuclear and particle physics. His research is primarily focused on neutrino physics and the outstanding question of whether they are their own anti-particles, the so-called Majorana particles. To this end, he is looking for neutrinoless double beta decay in Xe-136. This is a hypothetical process that, if observed, would demonstrate that neutrinos are Majorana particles, shedding light on new physic concepts. Caio is also interested in developing simulations, data analysis and hardware technology to search for dark matter. Hypothesized through observations of the rotation of galaxies, we now understand that most of the universe is comprised of this completely unknown form of matter.