Battat Lab

Neutrino Detection and Particle Astrophysics

Our Universe is fascinating and mysterious. Through different lenses, we each try to make sense of it all. In my lab, we focus on particle astrophysics, and use (and develop new) experimental techniques to make precision measurements of neutrino properties, search for dark matter particles, and test Einstein’s theory of General Relativity via lunar laser ranging.

We are always looking for interested and motivated students to join our group. No prior experience is necessary. In fact, we encourage students to get involved early. There are plenty of ways you can engage in this research and contribute to these fascinating topics whether you are a first year student, or are looking for a senior thesis project.

Through this research, you can gain experience in many areas including electronics development, vacuum systems, computational methods, high voltage systems, lasers and more!

For more information about neutrino detection, please see the DUNE experiment page, and the Q-Pix detector concept paper. For Lunar Laser Ranging, see the APOLLO project webpage.

If you are interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to reach out. You are welcome to come by my office (Science Center W214), lab (Science Center E222) or email me at

The Battat lab gratefully acknowledges support from: