Dr Helen O'Keeffe FHEA

Lecturer

Research Overview

My research focuses on particle physics, in particular measuring properties of the neutrino. I collaborate with the Tokai to Kamioka (T2K), Hyper-Kamiokande and SNO+ experiments. Within these experiments, my research interests include the analysis of neutral pion production in neutrino-nucleon interactions, development of Data Acquisition methods for next-generation experiments, precision measurements of radioactive backgrounds and searches for invisible modes of nucleon decay.

In addition to my research, I organise the annual “Particle Physics Masterclass” at Lancaster, attended by approximately 180 local sixth form students.

Selected Publications Show all 60 publications

Neutrino oscillation physics potential of the T2K experiment
T2K Collaboration 1/04/2015 In: Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics. 2015, 4, 36 p.
Journal article

Search for short baseline $ν_e$ disappearance with the T2K near detector
T2K Collaboration 16/03/2015 In: Physical Review D. 91, 5, 8 p.
Journal article

Measurements of neutrino oscillation in appearance and disappearance channels by the T2K experiment with 6.6E20 protons on target
T2K Collaboration 29/04/2015 In: Physical Review D. 91, 7, 50 p.
Journal article

T2K neutrino flux prediction
T2K Collaboration, Finch, A., Kormos, L., Bertram, I., Ratoff, P., Bentham, S., Reeves, M., Grant, N., Southwell, L., O'Keeffe, H., Dealtry, T.J. 2/01/2013 In: Physical Review D. 87, 1, 34 p.
Journal article

Measurement of neutrino oscillation parameters from muon neutrino disappearance with an off-axis beam
T2K Collaboration, Brailsford, D.B. 19/11/2013 In: Physical Review Letters. 111, 21, 7 p.
Journal article

The electromagnetic calorimeter for the T2K near detector ND280
Kormos, L., Bertram, I., Ratoff, P., Bentham, S., Grant, N., Reeves, M., Finch, A., Davies, G., O'Keeffe, H., Hatzikoutelis, A., Maryon, T., Mercer, I., Reeves, M. 17/10/2013 In: Journal of Instrumentation. 8, 10, 42 p.
Journal article

Low-energy-threshold analysis of the Phase I and Phase II data sets of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Aharmim, B., Ahmed, S.N., Anthony, A.E., Barros, N., Beier, E.W., Bellerive, A., Beltran, B., Bergevin, M., Biller, S.D., Boudjemline, K., Boulay, M.G., Burritt, T.H., Cai, B., Chan, Y.D., Chauhan, D., Chen, M., Cleveland, B.T., Cox, G.A., Dai, X., Deng, H., Detwiler, J., DiMarco, M., Doe, P.J., Doucas, G., Drouin, P., Duba, C.A., Duncan, F.A., Dunford, M., Earle, E.D., Elliott, S.R., Evans, H.C., Ewan, G.T., Farine, J., Fergani, H., Fleurot, F., Ford, R.J., Formaggio, J.A., Gagnon, N., Goon, J.T., Graham, K., Guillian, E., Habib, S., Hahn, R.L., Hallin, A.L., Hallman, E.D., Harvey, P.J., Hazama, R., Heintzelman, W.J., Heise, J., Helmer, R.L., Hime, A., Howard, C., Howe, M.A., Huang, M., Jamieson, B., Jelley, N.A., Keeter, K.J., Klein, J.R., Kormos, L.L., Kos, M., Kraus, C., Krauss, C.B., Kutter, T., Kyba, C.C.M., Law, J., Lawson, I.T., Lesko, K.T., Leslie, J.R., Levine, I., Loach, J.C., MacLellan, R., Majerus, S., Mak, H.B., Maneira, J., Martin, R., McCauley, N., McDonald, A.B., McGee 05/2010 In: Physical Review C. 81, 5, p. -. 49 p.
Journal article

Searches for high-frequency variations in the 8B solar neutrino flux at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Kormos, L., O'Keeffe, H. 02/2010 In: The Astrophysical Journal. 710, 1, p. 540-548. 9 p.
Journal article

The calibration of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory using uniformly distributed radioactive sources
Boudjemline, K., Cai, B., Cleveland, B.T., Evans, H.C., Ewan, G.T., Farine, J., Ford, R.J., Guillian, E., Hallin, A.L., Hallman, E.D., Howard, C.V., Jagam, P., Jelley, N.A., Keeter, K.J., Klein, J.R., Kraus, C., Krauss, C.B., Lange, R., Lawson, I.T., Loach, J.C., McDonald, A.B., Mcgregor, G., Noble, A.J., O'Keeffe, H., Peeters, S.J.M., Poon, A.W.P., Reitzner, S.D., Rielage, K., Robertson, R.G.H., Rusu, V.l., Seibert, S.R., Skensved, P., Thomson, M.J. 1/08/2010 In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 620, 2-3, p. 171-181. 11 p.
Journal article

18th International Workshop on Next generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors
Participation in conference

18th International Workshop on Next generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors
Participation in conference

My career as a physicist
Schools engagement

My career as a physicist
Schools engagement

The elusive neutrino, can it help our understanding of the universe?
Public lecture/debate/seminar

Member of STFC PPGP(E) panel
Membership of peer review panel or committee

Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (Flanders) Fellowship scheme reviewer.
Membership of peer review panel or committee

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
Participation in conference

NuPhys 2015
Participation in conference

STFC Particle Physics Advisory Panel (PPAP) meeting
Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Reviewer for STFC Ernest Rutherford fellowship scheme
Membership of peer review panel or committee

Organiser of STFC particle physics masterclass at Lancaster University
Schools engagement

20th Particles and Nuclei International Conference
Participation in conference

IoP HEPP & APP
Participation in conference

Alasdair Knox

PhD student

Dave Shaw

PhD student

Joseph Walsh

PhD student, Associate Lecturer