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Current Members


  • Chang Kee Jung
    (SUNY Distinguished Professor)
  • Clark McGrew
    (Associate Professor)
  • Michael Wilking
    (Assistant Professor)
  • Chiaki Yanagisawa
    (Research Professor)
  • Elizabeth Worcester
    (Adjunct Professor)
  • Tracy Hillenbrand
    (Administrative Assistant)
  • Ayako Kikuchi
    (T2K Secretary)


  • Cristovao Vilela
  • Neha Dokania
  • Guang Yang

Graduate Students:

  • Yue Wang
  • Sergey Martynenko
  • Kevin Wood
  • Shilin Liu
  • Abraham Teklu
  • Jacob Larkin


  • Perri Zilberman

Current Projects

  • DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino/Nucleon decay Experiment)
  • Hyper-Kamiokande
  • T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka) Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment
  • Super-Kamiokande Experiment
  • Past Projects

  • K2K Experiment
  • UNO Detector Proposal
  • HUSEP Project
  • What's New
    • July 2019: A profile article on Prof. Jung featured in the Symmetry magazine titled "The thrill-seeking physicist"
    • June 2019: CAPTAIN's first scientific paper published in PRL "First measurement of the total neutron cross section on Ar from 100-800 MeV "
    • May 2019: Perri M. Zilberman receives the Fumi Kato Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Research
    • Feb. 2019: Prof. Jung serves as a CERN Scientific Associate from Feb. - Aug. 2019.
    • Feb. 2019: Yue Wang wins the inaugral Ozaki exchange program.
    • Nov. 2018: Gabriel Santucci defended his Ph.D. thesis
    • Nov. 2018: Zoya Vallari defended her Ph.D. thesis: Measurement of single Pi0 production in neutral current neutrino interactions on water at the near detector of the T2K experiment
    • July 2018: Xiaoyue Li defended her Ph.D. thesis
    • Apr. 2018: Distinguished Prof. Jung receives the 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring from the Dean of the Graduate School.
    • Jan. 2018: Tokufumi (Fumi) Kato, a former undergraduate and Ph.D. student of Prof. Jung, was one of the honorees of the Stony Brook 40 under Forty Award.
    • Dec. 2017: Prof. Jung gets featured on the Stony Brook University home page "SBU Happenings"
    • Nov. 2017: Prof. Jung is elected to the AAAS fellow rank. AAAS (American Association for Advancement of Science) is the largest science organization in the world and elects a few hundred new fellows every year in all science for their scientific achievements and social contributions
    • An excellent Science News Magazine article on the new T2K results, presented at DPF17 on Aug. 04 concerning CP violation in neutrinos
    • March 11, 2017: Peter Paul passed away peacefully surrounded by his family
    • August 2016: Gabriel Santucci awarded the Distinguished poster award at ICHEP 2016 for the poster titled "Nucleon Decay and Atmospheric Neutrino Reconstruction in DUNE"
    • November 2015: Breakthough Prize in Neutrino Physics: NNGroup played a leading role in K2K/T2K & Super-Kamiokande, 2 of 5 honored experiments. Stony Brook Physics Department Website, Breakthrough Prize Foundation Website
    • November 2015: Professor Jung is appointed SUNY Distinguished Professor Physics Department, Stony Brook University
    • October 2015: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 was awarded jointly to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".
      Kajita was one of the leaders of the Super-Kamiokande experiment. Members of NNGROUP have been part of SK since 1991. Read More.
    • August 2015: Jay Hyun Jo defended his PhD thesis: Measurement of the Inclusive Charged Current nue Interaction rate on Water with the T2K Pi0 Detector. Thesis
    • May 2015: T2K releases its first measurement of muon-antineutrino disappearance. Read More.
    • March 2015: J-PARC delivers 1x10^21 protons on target to T2K. Read More.
    • March 2015: J-PARC delivers 1x10^21 protons on target to T2K. Read More.
    • October 2014: Prof. Jung receives the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity, State U. of New York, 2014. Read More.
    • September 2014: Michael Wilking joins NNGROUP as assistant professor.
    • July 2014: Clark McGrew is nominated deputy spokesperson of CAPTAIN.
    • June 2014: T2K sees its first event in antineutrino beam mode. Read More.
    • December 2013: Prof. Jung and the T2K Beam Group wins 2013 Suwa Prize. Read More.
    • December 2013: T2K submits paper that conclusively shows muon neutrinos transform to electron neutrinos. Read More.
    • July 2013: New results from T2K conclusively show muon neutrinos transform to electron neutrinos. Read More.
    • March 2013: Karin Gilje received the 2013 John Marburger III Fellowship in the amount of $5,000.
    • October 2012: T2K 2011 Electron-neutrino appearance paper receives "Le Prix La Recherche 2012" given by the French popular science magazine La Recherche.
    • May 2012: Jae Hong (Jake) Kim and Vyassa Baratham received Fumi Kato Fellowships.
    • May 14, 2012: Dima Beznosko defended his Ph. D. thesis! "Data to NEUT and GENIE MC Generators Prediction CC1pi+/CCQE Ratio Comparison for Neutrino Interactions with T2K Pi-zero Detector as Input to T2K Oscillation Analysis". For his thesis click here
    • February 17, 2012: Glenn Lopez defended his Ph. D. thesis! "Measurement of the Single Neutral Pion Production Cross Section in Neutral-Current Neutrino Interactions in the T2K Pi-zero Detector". For his thesis click here
    • January 18, 2012: Physics World, the magazine of the Institute of Physics in the U.K., has included one of T2K’s results in its top ten scientific breakthroughs of 2011. T2K was included for finding the first indications for oscillations from muon neutrinos to electron neutrinos.
    • June 15, 2011: T2K Press Release, "Indications of a New Type of Neutrino Oscillation at the T2K Experiment".
    • June 15, 2011: T2K electron neutrino appearance paper submitted to PRL. See the preprint here
    • February 25, 2010: T2K Press Release, THE FIRST T2K NEUTRINO EVENT OBSERVED AT SUPER-KAMIOKANDE! See the release here or here
    • December 10, 2009: Phoc Trung Le defended his Ph. D. thesis! "Event reconstruction and energy calibration using cosmic muons for the T2K pizero detector". For his thesis click here
    • November 23, 2009: T2K Press Release, The first neutrino event in the T2K near detector! See the release here
    • December 11, 2007: Ryan Terri defended his Ph. D. thesis! "Measurement of Muon Neutrino Disappearance in the K2K Experiment with an Expanded Fiducial Volume at Super-Kamiokande".For his thesis click here
    • May 8, 2007: Lisa Whitehead defended her Ph. D. thesis! "Measurement of the Single Charged Pion Production Cross Section in Charged Current Neutrino Carbon Interactions".For her thesis click here
    • May 3, 2007: Tokufumi Kato defended his Ph. D. thesis! "Tau Appearance via Neutrino Oscillation in Atmospheric Neutrinos".For his thesis click here
    • January 9, 2007: The Henderson DUSEL S3 Proposal/CDR was submitted.
    • October 18, 2006: More detailed version of the T2K USB280 proposal was submitted to DOE.
    • October 17, 2006: DUSEL S1 Report "Deep Science" is now available.
    • June 23, 2006: Henderson HUSEP CDR was submitted to NSF.
    • June 1, 2006: The Colorado Senate Bill was signed by Lt. Governor
      to authorize $20 million for construction of a surface facility for
      Henderson DUSEL.
    • October 2005: The first UNO proposal was submitted to NSF/DOE.
    • July 21, 2005: NSF Announces Henderson DUSEL proposal to be awarded as one of the two successful proposals out of 8. See NSF Announcement.
    • June 2005: T2K USB280 proposal was submitted.
    • July 6, 2004: Super-Kamiokande Collaboration announced new results, Successful Observation of the Oscillatory Pattern of Neutrino Mixing.
    • June 10, 2004: K2K Collaboration announced new results!
    • December 20, 2003: Budget Approval for JPARC-Nu Beamline Construction for T2K, Tokai to Kamioka, Experiment (used to be called "JHFnu").
    • October 16, 2003: SciBar detector in operation!
    • August 27, 2003: Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi and Prof. Koshiba visit Super-K.
    • August 18-20, 2003: UNO collaboration meeting was held in Denver, CO followed by a tour of the Henderson Mine.
    • August 8, 2003: Matthew Malek defended his thesis! See below for his thesis (pdf or ps file) on "A Search for Supernova Relic Neutrinos".
    • June 2003: Prof. Jung received "Academy of Teacher-Scholar Award" from Stony Brook University.
    • May 2003: Matthew Malek received "Wilcox Proze" for the best experimental PhD thesis.
    • April 19, 2003, Tsukuba, Japan: Dr. John Marburger, Science Adviser to the U.S. President, attends K2K-II Commencement Ceremony. Click here for the related story.
    • April 2003: Tokufumi Kato received "Totsuka Scholarship".
    • January 2003: Prof. Yanagisawa was promoted to Research Associate Professor.
    • January 9, 2003: K2K has resumed.
    • December 6, 2002: Super-K reconstruction finished and started data taking as SK-II.
    • November 2002: Christopher Mauger received PhD! His thesis is on "A Study of nu_mu <-> nu_tau vs. nu_mu <-> nu_s Neutrino Osciltion In Atmospheric Neutrinos Using a K2K Near Detector Measurement". See below for his thesis (pdf or ps file).
    • November 2002: Prof. Jung became an APS Fellow.
    • October 8, 2002:The 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Prof. Koshiba "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos."
    • June 14, 2002: New results from K2K
    • May 2002: Eric Sharkey received PhD! His thesis is on "A Measurement of the Oscillation of Neutrinos in the mode nu_mu -> nu_x Using Accelerator Produced Neutrinos". See here for his thesis (pdf or ps file).