Photo of Professor Neil McCauley

Professor Neil McCauley Ba MSci D.Phil

Professor in Physics Physics

    Research

    Neutrino Physics

    I am interested in all aspects of neutrino physics. From my early research on solving the solar neutrino problem in SNO I have been interested in solving the big questions in neutrino physics. The search for CP violation in the neutrino sector is one of the major goals in the sector. Building on our research in T2k which discovered electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam we will extend the search in a next generation experiment so that we can potentially discover CP violation. I am leading Liverpool into the Hyper Kamiokande program which is a direct upgrade of T2K. Within Hyper-K I lead the calibration working group leading the development of calibration infrastructure and software. In Liverpool we lead the development of the Hyper-K light injection system with particular responsibility for the light sources and fibre optics. In addition to these activities in Japan, the Watchman experiment due to be constructed at the Boulby mine near Whitby develops the same neutrino detection techniques to the monitoring of nuclear reactors for non proliferation goals.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Hyper Kamiokande Preconstruction

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2020 - March 2022

    AIT / WATCHMAN: Year One

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    November 2018 - September 2022

    Experimental Particle Physics Consolidated Grant 2019

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2019 - September 2022

    Particle Physics Consolidated award

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2015 - September 2019

    Hyper Kamiokande Preconstruction

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2017 - September 2021

    Particle Physics Rolling Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2006 - September 2011

    University of Liverpool, Department of Physics Particle Physics Rolling Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2010 - September 2012

    The SNO+ Experiment

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    August 2013 - November 2015

    LBNE and the Fermilab Liquid Argon Detector Programme

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2014 - September 2017

    The University of Liverpool, Department of Physics Rolling Grant.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2009 - March 2011

    Preparatory phase for Hyper-Kamoikande long baseline neutrino experiment

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2014 - September 2017

    Particle Physics Consolidated Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2012 - September 2016

    Design of a pan-European Infrastructure for Large Apparatus studying Grand Unification, Neutrino Astrophysics and Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations (LAGUNA-LBNO).

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    September 2011 - August 2014