Pappalardo Fellows

Pappalardo Fellow in Physics: 2016-2019

Name: Rachel Carr

Title: Pappalardo Fellow in Physics


Phone: (617) 452-2531


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 26-570
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Area of Physics:

Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics

Research Interests

Rachel Carr is interested in using weakly interacting particles to explore physics beyond the Standard Model. She focuses on experimental studies of neutrino properties and searches for dark matter. In connection to these projects, she is interested in applying techniques of particle physics in the energy and security sectors.

Biographical Sketch

Carr did her PhD research in neutrino oscillations in Prof. Mike Shaevitz’s group at Columbia University. Prior to that, she received a BA in physics and philosophy from the University of Virginia. In 2015-2016, she was a Congressional Science Fellow with the American Institute of Physics, working on energy and technology policy in the U.S. Senate.

Selected Publications

  • Improved Measurements of the Neutrino Mixing Angle θ13 with the Double Chooz Detector. Double Chooz Collaboration. JHEP 10, 086 (2014).
  • First Measurement of θ13 from Delayed Neutron Capture on Hydrogen in the Double Chooz Experiment. Double Chooz Collaboration. Phys. Lett. B723, 66-70 (2013).
  • Reactor Electron Antineutrino Disappearance in the Double Chooz Experiment. Double Chooz Collaboration. Phys. Rev. D86.

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