Data Analysis with MicroBooNE

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy


Understanding electron-neutrino interactions is crucial to resolving the big questions in neutrino
physics, namely the existence of the sterile neutrino and observing CP-violation, as both of these mea-
surements require searching for electron-neutrinos.Yet, there are only a few measurements of the electron-
neutrino cross-section and, as of now, none on liquid argon. This project aims to ll that gap, by using
data collected from the MicroBooNE detector from the NuMI neutrino beamline. The proposed measure-
ment is challenging however, given the relatively small abundance of electron neutrinos in the Fermilab
neutrino beams, the still developing status of liquid argon reconstruction as well as several uncertainties
that have to be resolved before its completion.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N504178/1 30/09/2015 30/03/2021
1668898 Studentship ST/N504178/1 20/09/2015 31/03/2019 Colton Marius Hill
Description Margaret Elizabeth Lee Fellowship
Amount £100 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 07/2017
Description University Research Association - Visiting Scholars Fellowship
Amount $10,000 (USD)
Organisation University Research Association 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 06/2018 
End 01/2019
Description Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Open House 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Annual open house at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). Over 20,000 people attended in 2017, mostly from the surrounding region (Illinois, Wisconsin) and engaged with activities and tours displaying the work performed at Fermilab, including the experiment halls for famous high energy physics detectors such as D0, MINOS+, and MicroBooNE. 2017 saw record turn-out as Fermilab had turned 50 years old.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
Description MicroBooNE Experimental Hall Tour Guide 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Over several years I introduced the significance and impact of the MicroBooNE experiment to a variety of audiences, providing them with an enhanced understanding of the liquid argon neutrino physics program at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018