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Earl Peterson

eap @ physics.umn.edu • http://www.hep.umn.edu/soudan/

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Summary of Interests
My research interests are centered on experimental tests of grand unified theories, the neutrino sector of the standard model and high-energy cosmic-ray observations.

About My Work

My research interests are centered on experimental tests of grand unified theories, the neutrino sector of the standard model and high-energy cosmic-ray observations. This include searches for nucleon decay and magnetic monopoles, investigations of neutrino oscillations and searches for possible point sources of cosmic rays. This research is centered at the Soudan Underground Laboratory, located in Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northern Minnesota. Expansion of this laboratory into a national facility is the most exciting prospect beyond the arrival in 2005 of the neutrino beam from Fermilab.

Selected Publications

I Ambats et alia, NOvA: Proposal to Build an Off-Axis Detector to Study muon-netrino --> electron-neutrino Oscillations in the NuMI Beamline, Fermilab Proposal 929, March, 2004

E.A. Peterson, The MINOS experiment., Nucl.Phys.A721:503-504,2003.

M. Sanchez, et al., Measurement of the L/E distributions of atmospheric neutrinos in Soudan 2 and their interpretation as neutrino oscillations., Phys.Rev.D68:113004,2003.

Education

B.S., University of Washington, 1962.
M.S., Stanford University, 1967.
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1967.