Opportunities for Graduate Students

The APEX group at Carleton is looking for prospective graduate students interested in current and future neutrinoless double beta decay and dark matter experiments, as well as detector research and development (R&D).

The following group members have openings for new graduate students.
Please contact us for more information!

  • Prof. Mark Boulay
    • Sensitive search for dark matter particles with the DEAP-3600 detector at SNOLAB in Sudbury, and comparison of experimental data to theoretical dark matter models
    • Development of radioactive calibration sources for DEAP-3600 and future detectors
    • Design and development of prototype cryogenic noble liquid detectors
    • Signal readout for future dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay experiments
    • Development of low-radioactive background assay techniques
    • Simulation and data analysis topics related to the DarkSide-20k dark matter experiment at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy
  • Prof. Razvan Gornea
    • Neutrinoless double beta decay search with EXO-200 (data analysis and operation)
    • High voltage and Cerenkov radiation detection R&D for nEXO
    • Very high sensitivity material screening using accelerator-based mass spectrometry for future large-scale SNOLAB detectors
    • Ionization track structure modeling in liquid xenon and liquid argon for future neutrinoless double beta decay and dark matter searches
  • Prof. Kevin Graham
    • Search for dark matter with DEAP-3600 at SNOLAB (data analysis and operation)
  • Prof. Simon Viel
    • Silicon photomultiplier R&D
    • Search for dark matter with DEAP-3600 at SNOLAB (data analysis and operation)
    • Simulation and data analysis topics related to the DarkSide-20k dark matter experiment and a future multi-hundred ton liquid-argon detector looking for dark matter