I'm a postdoc working on both SNO
and DEAP. For
SNO, my focus right now is
on the NCD data analysis, working on an alpha-pulse fitter. For the
DEAP experiment, my work includes
exploring the pulse-shape discrimination power in liquid Argon, as well as
Monte-Carlo simulation of the detector response.
After defending my thesis about an indirect dark matter search in 2007, I
came to Queen's from Uppsala for the opportunity to work with a SNOLAB
experiment. It is a very stimulating environment, with all of the various
efforts going on. My own work has so far been focused on
PICASSO: calibration, installation
and some analysis.
I am a research fellow in the Department of Physics at Queen's University. I
have joined the group in July, 2008. My project concentrates on astroparticle
physics at SNOLAB (2 km underground at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory site
near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) facility. My main activity involves
DEAP experiment (Dark matter search
with liquid argon). This experiment addresses questions about the nature of dark
matter and dark energy, and how these relate to the origins of our universe. The
work includes Monte-Carlo simulations with GEANT4 for detector design, detector
development, and data analysis for the extraction of physics results.
I started my work at Queen's in January 2009 and I'm focused on
matter experiment. Before, during my grad studies at the Jagiellonian
University in Krakow and at the Paul Scherrer Institute, I had been
involved in slightly different physics (physics of cold and ultracold
neutrons, neutron electric dipole moment). Currently, I am working mainly
on Monte Carlo simulations of the detector and reduction of radioactive
backgrounds (using ultra pure polymer coatings), plus some unrelated R&D
and mining, occasionally.
Current Status of Past Postdocs
PostDoc at University of Alberta.
Research scientist at Chalk River.
PostDoc at University of Geneva.
SNOLAB associate director in Sudbury.
Faculty position at Carleton.
Lecturer at University of Lancaster, UK.
Faculty position at University of Alberta.
Staff physicist at LIP, Lisbon, Portugal.
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