School of Physics and Astronomy

Zero Neutrino Double Beta Decay Search at SNO+

Research Group:Particle Physics Research Centre

Number of Students:1

Length of Study in Years: 3-4

Full-time Project: yes

Funding:

QM Scholarship
STFC
CSC
Conacyt
Other

Project Description:

The SNO+ experiment started data taking in 2017 with first liquid scintillator data expected in 2019, therefore, this project is ideally timed for high impact data analysis. The main focus of the SN0+ experiment is a search for neutrinoless double beta decay of Te130. As with all rare decay searches, the measurement is only possible with a firm understanding of the detector response to both signal and backgrounds. Work on background models, rejection techniques and their incorporation into statistical fitting algorithms will form the bulk of this project. For more general information on SNO+ see http://snoplus.phy.queensu.ca/Home.html

SPA Academics: Jeanne Wilson