Dr Teppei Katori
Senior Lecturer in Particle Physics
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: 0207 882 6052Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 412
My research interests
I am a lecturer of Queen Mary, University of London working on the T2K experiment and the IceCube neutrino observatory. T2K is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment in Japan, sending neutirno beam from J-PARC to Super-K. IceCube is a 1km cubic volume neutrino telescope in Antarctica, to detect high energy neutrinos from the sky. In the past, I had worked on the MicroBooNE , MiniBooNE , SciBooNE , and future FINeSSE experiments, all at Fermilab.
I have 2 main interests, one is the neutrino interaction physics around 1-10 GeV. This is the energy region critical for current and future oscillation experiment, and there is a significant effort to improve our understanding of neutrino-nucleus scatterings in this energy range. I am a member of NuSTEC (Neutrino Scattering Theory-Experiment Collaboration) and we coordinate workshops, conferences, and schools on neutrino interaction physics. Also I am interested in neutrino phenomenology, especially I am interested in the test of Lorentz violation using neutrino mixings.
I graduated Tokyo Institute of Technology for the Bachelor of Science. I got my PhD from Indiana University, under the supervision of prof. Rex Tayloe. The PhD thesis is available here. Then I did 5 years postdoc at Conrad group in MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science before I came to Queen Mary.
- 2013 American Physics Society (APS) Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics, “For outstanding contributions to a wide range of accelerator based neutrino physics, including cross section measurements and searches for violations of Lorentz and CPT symmetry.”
- 2012 International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) C11 young scientist prize, “For his outstanding contributions to accelerator-based neutrino physics including a detailed measurement of the charged-current quasi-elastic scattering process with the MiniBooNE experiment and a search for possible Lorentz invariance violation.”
This is not an exhaustive list and I would be happy to discuss other project possibilities.