I work on the experimental detection of rare events on the frontiers of new physics. the detection of neutrinos and dark matter requires sensitive detectors that can find the needle in a haystack of backgrounds. I work on both design of detectors that can accomplish this task and data analysis that extracts additional information from existing detectors.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
Awarded twice, in 2010 and 2011
T. Alexander et al., Light yield in DarkSide-10: A prototype two-phase argon TPC for dark matter searches,
C. Aalseth et al., The DarkSide multi-ton detector for the direct dark matter search,
P. Agnes et al., First Results from the DarkSide-50 Dark Matter Experiment at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso,
The DarkSide Collaboration, P. Agnes, et al., arXiv:1412.2969 [astro-ph, physics:physics], Dec. 2014.