The Group Members

Head of the Group

Prof. Dr. Dr. Livia Ludhova
  • Focus of Research: Livia Ludhova is specialized in low-energy neutrino physics with large-volume liquid-scintillator detectors. She is a member of the Borexino experiment since 2005 and currently its physics co-coordinator. She has joined the JUNO collaboration in 2014. She has a long-term experience with the measurement of solar neutrinos and geoneutrinos.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4280
  • E-mail: l.ludhova_AT_fz-juelich.de

Post Docs

Dr. Philipp Kampmann
  • Joined December 2016
  • Focus of research: Development of the OSIRIS data acquisition software and calibration systems and event reconstruction of the JUNO experiment

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: p.kampmann_AT_fz-juelich.de

Dr. Ömer Penek
  • Joined December 2016
  • Focus of research: Sensitivity and Updated Analysis of CNO cycle solar neutrinos with Borexino

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4123
  • E-mail: o.penek_AT_fz-juelich.de

Doctoral Students

Sindhujha Kumaran M.Sc.
  • Joined September 2017 (as a Master student)
  • Thesis Title: Geoneutrinos and Solar neutrinos with the Borexino experiment.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4123
  • E-mail: s.kumaran_AT_fz-juelich.de

Alexandre S. Göttel M.Sc.
  • Joined November 2018
  • Thesis Title: Low-energy neutrino physics with JUNO.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: alexandre.goettel_AT_rwth-aachen.de

Runxuan Liu M.Sc.
  • Joined August 2019
  • Thesis Title: Neutrino physics with JUNO: setup of the OSIRIS pre-detector and data analysis.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: r.liu_AT_fz-juelich.de

Cornelius Vollbrecht M.Sc.
  • Joined September 2019
  • Thesis Title: Hardware development and data analysis for the JUNO and OSIRIS detectors.

Contact:
  • Phone (Jülich): +49 2461 61 4735
  • Phone (Aachen): +49 241 80 27328
  • E-mail: m.vollbrecht_AT_fz-juelich.de

Mariam Rifai M.Sc.
  • Joined September 2020
  • Thesis Title: Reconstruction in large volumes of liquid scintillator.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: m.rifai_AT_fz-juelich.de

Luca Pelicci M.Sc.
  • Joined November 2020
  • Thesis Title: Measurements of astrophysical neutrinos and neutrino properties in liquid scintillators.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4123
  • E-mail: lucapelicci_AT_gmail.com

Apeksha Singhal M.Sc.
  • Joined November 2019 (as a master student)
  • Thesis Title: Solar neutrinos and next generation neutrino experiments.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4123
  • E-mail: apeksha.singhal_AT_rwth-aachen.de

Nikhil Mohan M.Sc.
  • PhD student, joined October 2021
  • Thesis Title: Neutrino Physics with the JUNO detector - Determination of Neutrino Mass Ordering.

Contact:
  • Phone: +91 9400600449 (personal no.)
  • E-mail: nikhilmohan1996_AT_gmail.com

Master Students

Antonia Weßel B.Sc.
  • Joined May 2021
  • Thesis Title: Directionality measurement of solar neutrinos

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4123
  • E-mail: antonia.wessel_AT_rwth-aachen.de

Former group members

Post Docs

Dr. Giulio Settanta
  • November 2019 - August 2021

  • Focus of Research: Borexino fit of the solar neutrino spectrum and atmospheric neutrino physics with JUNO.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 6334
  • E-mail: g.settanta_AT_fz-juelich.de

Dr. Christoph Genster
  • Joined January 2016 (as a doctoral student)
  • Postdoc July 2019 - March 2020

  • Focus of Research: The Low Level Data Reconstruction Algorithms for the JUNO Experiment

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: c.genster_AT_fz-juelich.de

Dr. Zara Bagdasarian
  • May 2016 - February 2020

  • Focus of Research: Involved in the Borexino fit of the whole solar neutrino spectrum, an update of the geoneutrino measurements and supernova searches.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 3723
  • E-mail: z.bagdasarian_AT_fz-juelich.de

Dr. Yaping Cheng
  • March 2017 - March 2019
  • Focus of Research: Involved in the Daya Bay PMT gain calibration Rolling Gain calibration method and the after-pluse testing of new concept MCP-PMT R&D, studied positronium state in liquid scintillator. Working on the waveform reconstruction method development in the early stage of JUNO experiment. Now working on the low energy track reconstruction in large liquid scintillator.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 6334
  • E-mail: y.cheng_AT_fz-juelich.de

Doctoral students

Yuhang Guo M.Sc.
  • September 2019 - October 2020
  • Thesis Title: Design of the guide tube calibration system and search for proton decay in the JUNO Experiment.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: y.guo_AT_fz-juelich.de

Yu Xu M.Sc.
  • January 2017 - July 2020
  • Thesis Title: Event reconstruction with deep learning method in JUNO.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: y.xu_AT_fz-juelich.de

Dr. Mariia Redchuk
  • October 2016 - June 2020
  • Thesis Title: Looking inside the Sun with the Borexino experiment: detection of solar neutrinos from the proton-proton chain and the CNO cycle.

Contact:
  • E-mail: mariia.redchuk_AT_pd.infn.it

Michaela Schever M.Sc.
  • April 2016 - September 2019
  • Thesis Title: Towards the energy estimators and pulse shape variables in JUNO experiment.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: m.schever_AT_fz-juelich.de

Master students

Anita Meraviglia B.Sc.
  • April - September 2021 as a part of Erasmus
  • Thesis Title: Sensitivity studies to low-energy solar neutrinos with the JUNO experiment.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: anita.meraviglia_AT_studenti.unimi.it

Sale-Iti Kroon B.Sc.
  • November 2018 - November 2019
  • Thesis Title: Towards CNO measurement with Borexino: 210-Bismuth homogeneity in the liquid scintillator.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4123
  • E-mail: sale-iti.kroon_AT_rwth-aachen.de

Dong Han B.Sc.
  • October 2017 - October 2018
  • Thesis Title: Update of the geoneutrino measurement with the Borexino detector.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4123
  • E-mail: s6dohann_AT_uni-bonn.de

Rikhav Shah M.Sc.
  • September 2017 - September 2018
  • Thesis Title: Study of trigger setup for the JUNO experiment.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
  • E-mail: rikhav.shah_AT_rwth-aachen.de

Bachelor students

Lukas Brusa
  • December 2020 - March 2021
  • Thesis Title: CNO solar neutrino analysis with Borexino.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4123
  • E-mail: lukas-brusa_AT_web.de

Lars Ebsen B. Sc.
  • June-September 2018
  • Thesis Title: Study of track direction reconstruction in liquid scintillator detector.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 6334
  • E-mail: lars.ebsen_AT_rwth-aachen.de