Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Sheffield
Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road
Sheffield S3 7RH
Tel.: +44 (0)114 2224531
Fax: +44 (0)114 2223555
I am working in the field of particle astrophysics. My research interests are related to the non-baryonic dark matter search, neutrino astrophysics (high-energy astrophysical neutrinos, supernova neutrinos, solar neutrinos, atmospheric neutrinos) and cosmic rays.
á Background studies for the EDELWEISS dark matter experiment (currently running);
á Design of the tonne-scale cryogenic dark matter experiment EURECA; background modelling;
á Analysis of data and interpretation of the results from dark matter detectors at Boulby: NAIAD, ZEPLIN, DRIFT (past and present experiments);
á Monte Carlo simulations for current and future dark matter experiments;
á Development of software for data analysis and simulations;
á Detector commissioning, maintenance and calibrations.
I am also involved in a variety of projects linked to cosmic rays in environment and security, such as muon tomography for carbon capture monitoring and using cosmic rays in security applications.
You can find more about my research here.
I am one of the authors of the three-dimensional MUon SImulation Code (MUSIC) designed to propagate muons through large thickness of material. The code is one of the best currently known codes for muon transport. It is maintained and regularly updated by me. It is available by request to email@example.com
There is a package MUSUN (MUon Simulation UNderground) closely related to MUSIC. This package allows simulation of single muons underground/underwater according to their spectra and angular distributions. The package is available by request to firstname.lastname@example.org
List of the publications (selected papers only).
PHY112 – Introductory Mathematics for Physicists and Astronomers.
PHY226 (part III) – Partial Differential Equations, 3D Coordinate Systems, Spherical Harmonics.
PHY466 – Development of Particle Physics.
PHY411/412 – Experimental Astroparticle Physics.
I am the Year Tutor for 2nd Year Physics programme.