Welcome to my web page!
I am an Assistant Professor in the Particle Astrophysics Group of the Department of Physics at Laurentian University. I am also a member of the newly created Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute. My interests lie in understanding some of the fundamental questions in nuclear and particle physics.
My research is primarily focused on neutrino physics and the outstanding question of whether they are their own anti-particles, the so-called Majorana particles. For this, we are looking for neutrinoless double beta decay in Xe-136. This is a hypothetical process that if observed would demonstrate that neutrinos are Majorana particles, shedding light on new physics. See the Research page for more details on the Enriched Xenon Observator (EXO).
I also carry great interest in developing simulations, data analysis and hardware technology to search for dark matter. Hypothesized through observations of the rotation of galaxies, we now understand that most of the universe is comprised of this completely unknown form of matter.