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Department of Physics

Tim Bolton

Tim BoltonProfessor
43A Cardwell Hall
(785) 532-1664
E-mail: bolton@phys.ksu.edu
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Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988
B.S. Stanford University, 1982

Research Area

Experimental High Energy Physics 

I am engaged in a series of experiment based on the liquid argon time projection chamber technology that will lead to DUNE, the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. DUNE will be a groundbreaking experiment for long-baseline neutrino oscillation studies, and for neutrino astrophysics and nucleon decay searches. Planning of DUNE continues to proceed rapidly. The DUNE Far Detector will consist of four 10-kiloton fiducial volume modular liquid argon time-projection chambers (LArTPC) placed deep underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, USA. The Far Detector will be coupled to the LBNF multi-megawatt wide-band neutrino beam planned for Fermilab.


I also am part of the Mu2e experiment at Fermilab. Mu2e will provide the most sensitive test today of one of nature's most puzzling conservation laws, lepton family number.

Research Support

  • Department of Energy

Graduate Advisee

  • Norman Martinez

Recent Selected Publications

"Searching for solar KDAR with DUNE," [DUNE Collaboration] (A. Abed Abud et al.) JCAP 10 (2021) 065. [link]

"Search for a Higgs Portal Scalar Decaying to Electron-Positron Pairs in the MicroBooNE Detector", [MicroBooNE Collaboration] (P. Abratenko et al.) Phys.Rev.Lett. 127 (2021) 15, 151803. [link]

"Measurement of the longitudinal diffusion of ionization electrons in the MicroBooNE detector,"  [MicroBooNE Collaboration] (P. Abratenko et al.) JINST 16 (2021) 09, P09025. [link]

"Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Near Detector Conceptual Design Report," [DUNE Collaboration] (Adam Abed Abud et al.)  Instruments 5 (2021) 4, 31. [link]

"Cosmic Ray Background Rejection with Wire-Cell LArTPC Event Reconstruction in the MicroBooNE Detector," [MicroBooNE Collaboration] (P. Abratenko et al.)  Phys.Rev.Applied 15 (2021) 6, 064071. [link]

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