Lindley Winslow, Assistant Professor of Physics

Jerrold R. Zacharias Career Development Assistant Professor of Physics

EMAIL:  lwinslow@MIT.EDU

PHONE:  (617) 253-2332

OFFICE:  26-569

ASSISTANT: Nicole Laraia (617) 253-2361 or (617) 253-2395



Area of Physics

Experimental Nuclear Physics

Research Interests


Biographical Sketch

Lindley Winslow is an experimental nuclear physicist whose primary focus is on neutrinoless double-beta decay. Neutrinoless double-beta decay is an extremely rare nuclear process which, if it is ever observed, would show that the neutrino is its own antiparticle, a Majorana particle. A Majorana neutrino would have profound consequences to particle physics and cosmology, among them an explanation of the universe’s matter-antimatter symmetry. Winslow takes part in two projects that search for double-beta decay at CUORE (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events) and KamLAND-Zen, and works to develop new, more sensitive double-beta decay detectors. Winslow received her BA in physics and astronomy in 2001 and her PhD in physics in 2008, both from the University of California at Berkeley. After a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT, she was appointed as an assistant professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. Winslow has also been awarded a 2010 L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellowship. Winslow was appointed as an assistant professor at MIT in 2015.

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