Dr Andrew Blake

Lecturer in Experimental Neutrino Physics

Research Overview

My research is centred on experimental neutrino physics. I collaborate a number of large-scale neutrino experiments based at the Fermi Laboratory near Chicago in the USA. My interests include neutrino event reconstruction and the analysis of neutrino oscillation physics. As a collaborating scientist on the MINOS and MINOS+ experiments at Fermilab, I have published precision measurements of accelerator and atmospheric neutrino oscillations. In recent years, I have transitioned into the growing research and development effort using Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr-TPC) technology. I work on the MicroBooNE experiment, which became operational in 2015 and is the largest LAr-TPC detector in the USA. I am also a member of a collaboration that will construct and operate the Short-baseline Near Detector (SBND). MicroBooNE and SBND will measure neutrino interactions with unprecedented precision and search for new physics beyond the Standard Model of neutrino oscillations. Finally, I collaborate on the DUNE experiment, a future neutrino experiment currently in its design phase. DUNE will use Liquid Argon technology to conduct precision measurements of neutrinos using a new high-power beam. Its primary aim is to probe CP symmetry in the neutrino sector.

Michel Electron Reconstruction Using Cosmic-Ray Data from the MicroBooNE LArTPC
MicroBooNE Collaboration 14/09/2017 In: Journal of Instrumentation. 12, 26 p.
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Noise Characterization and Filtering in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC
MircoBooNE Collaboration 4/08/2017 In: Journal of Instrumentation. 12, 8, 36 p.
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The Single-Phase ProtoDUNE Technical Design Report
DUNE Collaboration 21/06/2017 In: arxiv.org.
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Design and Construction of the MicroBooNE Detector
MicroBooNE Collaboration 24/02/2017 In: Journal of Instrumentation. 12, 93 p.
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A search for flavor-changing non-standard neutrino interactions using $ν_{e}$ appearance in MINOS
MINOS Collaboration 9/01/2017 In: Physical Review D. 95, 5 p.
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Constraints on large extra dimensions from the MINOS experiment
MINOS Collaboration 16/12/2016 In: Physical Review D. 94, 11, 7 p.
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Measurement of single $π^0$ production by coherent neutral-current $ν$ Fe interactions in the MINOS Near Detector
MINOS COLLABORATION 26/10/2016 In: Physical Review D. 94, 7, 20 p.
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A search for sterile neutrinos mixing with muon neutrinos in MINOS
Blake, A., MINOS Collaboration 7/10/2016 In: Physical Review Letters. 117, 15, 6 p.
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Limits on active to sterile neutrino oscillations from disappearance searches in the MINOS, Daya Bay, and Bugey-3 experiments
Minos and Daya Bay Collaborations 7/10/2016 In: Physical Review Letters. 117, 15, 8 p.
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Measurement of the multiple-muon charge ratio in the MINOS Far Detector
Minos Collaboration 30/03/2016 In: Physical Review D. 93, 5, 10 p.
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Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report Volume 1: The LBNF and DUNE Projects
DUNE Collaboration 20/01/2016 In: arxiv.org.
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Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report, Volume 4 The DUNE Detectors at LBNF
DUNE Collaboration 12/01/2016 In: arxiv.org.
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The NuMI neutrino beam
MINOS Collaboration 11/01/2016 In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 806, p. 279-306. 28 p.
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Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report Volume 2: The Physics Program for DUNE at LBNF
DUNE Collaboration 18/12/2015 In: arxiv.org.
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