The Duke HEP neutrino group's research touches on astrophysical and cosmological topics, in particular on neutrinos from core collapse supernovae and other astrophysical sources.
Cosmology-related projects in the Duke HEP neutrino group:
- The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST): a planned wide-field "survey" telescope that will photograph the entire available sky every few nights studying the nature of Dark Energy and Dark Matter.
Astrophysically-related projects in the Duke HEP neutrino group:
- Super-Kamiokande: a large water Cherenkov detector in Japan sensitive to astrophysical neutrinos over a wide range of energies
- Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment: the next-generation large neutrino detector in the United States
- HALO: a lead-based supernova neutrino detector in Canada
- SNEWS : the SuperNova Early Warning System, a world-wide network of neutrino detectors
Teaching and outreach activities take place at the Duke teaching observatory.
- Arlie Petters (Professor, primary appointment: Mathematics) : gravitational lensing, black holes
- Ronen Plesser (Professor, secondary appointment: Mathematics): string theory
- Kate Scholberg (Professor) : astrophysical neutrinos
- Hubert Bray (Professor, primary appointment: Mathmatics) : geometric analysis with applications to general relativity and the large-scale geometry of spacetimes.
- Chris Walter (Associate Professor) : Particle-Astrophysics and Cosmology
- Phil Barbeau (Assistant Professor): Direct Searches for dark matter