Department of Physics

 Particle Astrophysics Group

(photo of Dr. Jacques Farine) Dr. Jacques Farine
Graduate Coordinator
Department of Physics
Laurentian University
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 2C6

Phone: 1-705-675-1151 Ext 2233
Office: Fraser Building F526A


Current Research My principal involvment is EXO: operation and data analysis for EXO-200 and development of nEXO.
I do also contribute to efforts on PICASSO and HALO.
My past research activities were solar neutrinos on SNO and the development of SNOLAB

EXO - Enriched Xenon Observatory - Double beta decay in 136-Xe
PICASSO - Project In CAnada to Search for Supersymmetric Objects - Dark Matter Search with Superheated Freon
HALO - Helium And Lead Observatory - Supernova Neutrinos
SNO - Sudbury Neutrino Observatory - Solar Neutrino Physics: Low Energy Backgrounds, Search for Fractionally Charged Particles
SNOLAB - International Facility for Underground Science - Dark matter, particle astrophysics, neutrino physics
Open Positions Postdocs: no open position for the moment - inquire any time if you want
Graduate Studentships: positions open for Master and PhD: email to inquire
Fourth Year Thesis projects: please come see me or send me an email
Summer jobs 2014 at LU and/or SNOLAB
Research Assistantships part time, paid research work. Available to undergraduate students from second year on. All inquiries are welcome
Brief CV
2012 Visiting Scholar (Stanford)
2009 Professor (Laurentian)
2007-8 Visiting Scholar (SLAC+Stanford)
2006 Assistant Professor (Laurentian)
1998 Postdoctoral Fellow (Carleton)
1997 Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow (Queen's)
1996 Ph.D. (Neuchâtel)
1990 Dipl. Exp. Phys. (ETHZ)
Publications Selection of recent papers:
An improved measurement of the 2νββ half-life of Xe-136 with EXO-200, Phys. Rev. C 89, 015502 (2014), arXiv:1306.6106
Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136Xe with EXO-200, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012) 032505, arXiv:1205.5608
The EXO-200 detector, part I: Detector design and construction, JINST 7 (2012) P05010 , also available at arXiv:1202.2192
Observation of Two-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay in 136Xe with EXO-200, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 212501 (2011), arXiv:1108.4193
(note: The American Physical Society highlithed this paper as exceptional research)
Measurement of the e and Total 8B Solar Neutrino Fluxes with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Phase-III Data Set, Phys. Rev. C 87, 015502 (2013), arXiv:1109.0763
Constraints on Low-Mass WIMP Interactions on 19F from PICASSO, Phys. Lett. B 711 (2012) 153-161, arXiv:1202.1240

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Conferences, Talks First 0nu results from EXO-200, NEUTRINO-2012
The XXV International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics
Kyoto, Japan, June 6, 2012

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Teaching First year to graduate, english et français

2014 Winter PHYS-2407E Mechanics II
PHYS-3416E Intro QM
2013 Fall PHYS-2406E Mechanics I
PHYS-2017E Intro to E+M
2013 Winter PHYS-2407E Mechanics II
MATH-1037F Calcul II
2012 Fall PHYS-1206F Physique des Sciences de la Vie I
MATH-1036F Calcul I
2012 Winter Visiting Scholar at Stanford University
2011 Fall PHYS-1006F Introduction à la Physique I
MATH-1036F Calcul I

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Last modified 5 February 2014