Jack Shergold

Office: OC325

Tel: x44423

Research Interests

At the core of my research are the longstanding and fundamental questions at the heart of neutrino physics. What are the values and origin of the neutrino masses, and what is their ordering? Are neutrinos Dirac or Majorana fermions? Are there additional neutrino species beyond the three observed? Searches for as yet unobserved sources of neutrinos, dark matter detection experiments and novel probes of neutrino interactions could all provide answers to these questions.

My research focuses on the development of techniques to detect low energy neutrinos, such as those from the cosmic neutrino background or thermal processes in the Sun. Due to their low energy, these are particularly well suited to determining the as-yet unknown neutrino properties. Several of these techniques could also be applied to dark matter, which remains undetected despite making up over 25% of the universe. I am also interested in non-standard neutrino interactions, in particular, electromagnetic interactions and interactions with dark matter.

More broadly, I am interested in a variety of topics in astroparticle physics and cosmology.

If you have a project in mind and are interested in working with me, please feel free to contact me.


For a list of my research works, please see my inSpire page.

Research Talks

I am always interested in sharing my research, and enjoy giving talks. If you would like to hear from me, please get in touch so that we can arrange a date.