People

Jacob Schneps

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

Office: 617-627-3374
Email Professor

Professor Emeritus

Expertise
Experimental high energy physics

Research
Since the early 1970's my main interest has been in the experimental study of the physics of neutrinos, both their interaction with the other fundamental particles and their intrinsic properties. The long series of experiments that the Tufts group participated in used as neutrino sources cosmic rays and beams of neutrinos at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL).These experiments are ongoing and projected to continue well into the 2030's. One highlight, of many, was the direct experimental discovery of the tau neutrino in 2000. Another aspect of my contribution to neutrino physics is in the organization of international conferences in this field. I was principal organizer of the 1988 International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (NEUTRINO 88) and of the Weak Interaction and Neutrino workshops (WIN) in both 1983 and 1995. In addition I have served on the International Neutrino Commission since 1988, chairing it in the period 2002-2014.