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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

Recent Selected Publications

"Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) : Volume 4 The DUNE Detectors at LBNF" [DUNE Collaboration], (R. Acciarri et al.), arXiv:1601.02984 [physics.ins-det].

"First Measurement of Neutrino and Antineutrino Coherent Charged Pion Production on Argon", [ArgoNeuT Collaboration], (R. Acciarri et al.). Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014), 261801, Corrigendum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 114 (2015) 039901.

"Detection of back-to-back proton pairs in charged-current neutrino interactions with the ArgoNeuT detector in the NuMI low energy beam line", [ArgoNeuT Collaboration] (R. Acciarri et al.) Phys. Rev. D90 (2014), 012008.

Measurements of Inclusive Muon Neutrino and Antineutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon in the NuMI Antineutrino Beam" [ArgoNeuT Collaboration] (R. Acciarri et al.), Phys.Rev. D89 (2014), 112003.

"First Measurements of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon", [ArgoNeuT Collaboration], (C. Anderson et al.) Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012) 161802.