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Hugh Gallagher

Hugh Gallagher
Contact Info:
Tufts University
Physics and Astronomy
574 Boston Avenue
Room 412G
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617-627-5876
Email Chair

Professor, Department Chair

Expertise
Experimental particle physics, neutrino oscillations, neutrino interaction physics, neutrino astrophysics, computer simulations of neutrino-nucleus interactions.

Research
The main thrust of my research is the study of the neutrino. Through neutrino oscillation experiments, we are gaining insights into neutrino masses and mixing parameters. Precise measurements of these quantities may allow us to uncover the reason behind the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe, or point the way to a theory beyond the standard model. Precise measurements of oscillation parameters require good models of neutrino-nucleus interactions. I also work on experiments that are providing new data on these interactions (MINERvA), and on a widely-used software package (GENIE) that is used to simulate neutrino-nucleus interactions.