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Andrew Furmanski

PAN 346 (office)
afurmans @ umn.edu

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I did both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the UK. I was a postdoctoral researcher with the University of Manchester but spent most of my time based at Fermilab, near Chicago. In 2019 I moved to the University of Minnesota as an assistant professor.

Summary of Interests
Neutrino oscillations, Neutrino interactions, Particle detectors

About My Work

I work primarily on neutrino physics with liquid argon detectors.

DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment) is a future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment which will feature a beam of neutrinos sent from Fermilab, near Chicago, to an underground lab in South Dakota. The far detector will be made of 40,000 tons of liquid argon, buried a mile underground to shield it from cosmic backgrounds.

The SBN (Short Baseline Neutrino) program is a collection of three liquid argon detectors at Fermilab, placed in an existing neutrino beam. SBN will search for evidence for sterile (i.e. non-interacting) neutrinos, but also has a rich program of neutrino-argon interaction measurements, and additional exotic physics searches.

Education

PhD, University of Warwick, 2015
MSci, BA, University of Cambridge, 2011