Mariam Rifai M.Sc.

Mariam Rifai M.Sc.
  • PhD student, joined September 2020
  • Thesis Title: Reconstruction and Physics potential of a large volume liquid scintillator

  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4735
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  • M.Sc. in Subatomic and Astroparticle Physics
    Strasbourg University
    Master Thesis: Testing the NMO with the JUNO detector via atmospheric and reactor neutrinos.

  • B.Sc. in Physics
    Lebanese University
    Bachelor Thesis: Study the performance of RFID tags in close proximity to the human body.


  • The main goal of my thesis is to optimize the sensitivity of JUNO to the neutrino MO measurements
  • Reconstruction of [MeV-GeV] neutrino events for the neutrino mass ordering measurements in JUNO
  • Atmospheric neutrinos
    • Reconstruction of atmospheric neutrino events with JUNO: energy and directionality in a liquid scintillator (LS) detector
    • Directionality:Topological reconstruction of photon emission
    • Development of a particle identification technique for atmospheric neutrino events
    • Oscillation Analysis
    • Researching JUNO's sensitivity to atmospheric neutrinos
    Reconstruction software of JUNO

    • Improve the resolution of MeV events by handling the dark noise and optimizing the selection of the time window


    Posters and talks

    • Physics in Collision 2022, PIC conference -Sept 5th-9th ,2022 -Tbilisi, Georgia
      Poster: Physics Prospects of the JUNO Experiment, Poster.
    • IKP seminar: "Future prospects for Neutrino Mass Ordering measurement with atmospheric neutrinos in JUNO" -June 13, 2022 -Juelich,Germany
    • The XXX International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics(Neutrino 2022) - May 30-June 4, 2022 -Seoul, South Korea
      Poster: Atmospheric neutrino physics in JUNO: reconstruction of GeV interactions, Reconstruction of GeV interaction.
      Selected as the best poster in its category.
    • DPG-Spring meeting - March 21-25,2022 (Online) - heidelberg,Germany
      Parallel talk: Event reconstruction for the neutrino mass ordering measurement of JUNO.
    • DPG-Spring meeting - March 15-19,2021 (Online) - Dortmund,Germany
      Parallel talk: Reconstruction of atmospheric neutrino events with JUNO, M.Rifai et al., atmospheric neutrinos reconstutcion.

    Summer schools

    • INFN School of Statistics 2022 - May 15–20,2022 -Paestum, Italy
    • The 1st INFN International School on Underground Physics (SoUP 2021), Virtual: 28 June - 2 July, 2021
      Poster: Reconstruction of atmospheric neutrinos in JUNO