Hall B Scientific Staff Bios

Michael Lowry

Michael Lowry attended the University of Illinois and graduated in 1972 with a BS in physics. He attended graduate school at the California Institute of Technology, obtaining a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics in 1979. At Princeton University from 1978 to 1994, he held successive positions of Instructor, Assistant Professor and Research Physicist. In 1995, he moved to Brookhaven National Laboratory as Associate Physicist, rising to full Physicist in 1998. He transferred to Jefferson Laboratory in 2007 as a Hall B Scientist. His research interests began with low energy nuclear physics for astrophysics, then parity violation, beta decay, and neutrino physics, culminating in his work on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, proposing and developing procedures for salt extraction. In parallel he pioneered work on cryogenic micro-calorimeters for beta decay studies. Since joining the polarized HD target group, he has been instrumental in designing, producing, and operating the various specialized apparati and in gaining theoretical understanding of the HD polarization and target physics.