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
2014 Visiting Scholar (Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Bern)
2012 Visiting Scholar (Stanford)
2009 Professor (Laurentian)
2007-8 Visiting Scholar (SLAC+Stanford)
2001 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:
Search for Majorana neutrinos with the first two years of EXO-200 data, Nature 510, 229-234 (12 June 2014), arXiv:1402.6956
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 Fall Visiting Scholar at the Albert Einstein Center, Laboratory for High Energy Physics, University of Bern
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 20 October 2014