Jefferson Lab Colloquium: Kevin McFarland

Kevin McFarland
Conference Date
Conference Location

CEBAF Center Auditorium

Speaker: Kevin McFarland (University of Rochester)

Topic: They Scatter Neutrinos, Don’t They?

Abstract: Despite the crushing difficulty of using neutrinos as a probe, neutrino scattering experiments in the US and Japan have recently benefited from ever more intense neutrino beams, new schemes for building cost-effective, large, capable detectors, and dogged determination to run long enough to complete a thousand marathons. I’ll discuss recent some results and techniques, with a focus on the MINERvA experiment at Fermilab.

Bio: Kevin McFarland is the Steven Chu Professor in Physics and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Rochester. He received his ScB in mathematics and physics from Brown University in 1989. He did his graduate work in physics at the University of Chicago and received his MS in 1991 and his PhD in 1994. He held a Lederman Fellowship at Fermilab from 1994 to 1998 and joined the University of Rochester in 1998. He was named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 1998, a Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator in 1999, a Cottrell Scholar in 2001 and received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2002. McFarland was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2005. He and his collaborators on the T2K neutrino experiment are recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.  He served as the founding co-spokesperson of the MINERvA experiment at Fermilab from its inception until 2017.

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