Physics of neutrinos
Deadline: November 25th, 2010
You will be expected to take a lead role in the analysis of T2K data and in the development of reconstruction software of liquid argon time projection chambers.
The Warwick group has made significant contributions to the construction and software of the Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL) for the T2K near detector (ND280), which was installed at JPARC recently. With the T2K project now taking data, our focus has shifted to preparations for physics analysis. The group is leading the ECAL calibration project and have key responsibilities for aspects of the code-base. Our analysis activities centre on the development of particle identification algorithms, with application to evaluating the electron neutrino component of the T2K beam, and to studies of neutrino interaction cross sections with the ND280. Our interest in the development of a large liquid argon detector spans both hardware and software studies. In particular, we are working at the forefront of developing software algorithms able to reconstruct neutrino interactions automatically in liquid argon as part of global studies of future neutrino facilities. Opportunities may also be available in R&D towards a future neutrino factory facility.
You should have, or should be about to obtain, a PhD in experimental particle physics or other relevant subject. A background in neutrino physics, a working knowledge of C++ and experience of modern data analysis techniques, would be an advantage.
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