Joseph A. Formaggio

Research Assistant Professor

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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(I'm the guy near the pole...)

Research Interests:

My main field of research is experimental neutrino physics.I have been particularly fascinated with the interplay between neutrinos and cosmology. Why is the neutrino mass so small? How does the mass of the neutrino affect the evolution of galaxies and the universe? Do neutrinos tell us hidden secrets of physics at very high energy scales?

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

The Karlsruhe Neutrino Mass Experiment

The Braidwood Reactor Neutrino Experiment

Professional Information:

Curriculum Vitae

Columbia Ph. D. Thesis on exotic searches.

Recent Publications

Recent Talks


8.13 :  (Junior Lab, Fall Term)

8.02T :  (Electromagnetism, Spring Term)

Click here for a video on the physics of pool

Useful Links :

LANL- Preprint Server
The Neutrino Oscillation Industry
NUANCE - A neutrino simuation package
The Particle Data Group

The National Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (NUSEL)
Young Particle Physicists
Physical Review
Science Direct
C++ Home Page
ROOT Home Page

Contact Information:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Physics Department
Building 26-568
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-253-3817 
Fax : 617-253-0111
Email :