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.

Determination of muon momentum in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using an improved model of multiple Coulomb scattering
MicroBooNE Collaboration 29/09/2017 In: Journal of Instrumentation.
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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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