Associate professor, Department of Physics
areas of expertise: nuclear and particle physics, physics
Joseph Formaggio’s research explores the nature of neutrinos and their deep connection between particle physics and cosmology. He undertakes this exploration through a variety of experimental techniques, which range from "listening" to the radio-frequency chirp emitted by charged particles to giant "telescopes" buried deep within the Earth's surface.
Formaggio received his BS degree from Yale University in physics in 1996. He received his PhD in physics from Columbia University. In 2001, he joined the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington, where he was later appointed as a research assistant professor. He has been at MIT as an assistant professor since 2005.
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