Search for neutrinoless double beta decay in Phase I of SNO+

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Physics


The thesis work will involve the calibration and analysis of the Phase I data set of SNO+ to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. This will entail work at the experimental site, the further development and operation of a laser-based calibration system, and development of software for simulation and data analysis. Esther will take on various responsibilities as part of various relevant working groups within the larger collaboration and actively participate in meetings and decision making for the experiment.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N504233/1 30/09/2015 30/03/2021
1653414 Studentship ST/N504233/1 30/09/2015 31/03/2019 Esther Turner
Description Guiding the public and school groups around a SNO exhibit. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a exhibit on the SNO experiment following the nobel prize awarded to Art MacDonald which toured the UK. For a while, it was based in Oxford and as I'm working on SNO+, I took groups of the general public, school groups, scout groups, etc, around the exhibit and talked them through it the experiment and answered their questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016