Danielle Norcini

Postdoctoral Researcher
KICP and Grainger Fellow

Danielle Norcini
Address:
Eckhardt Research Center
Room 479
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone:
(773) 834-9958
Email:
dnorcini@kicp.uchicago.edu

Background

Ph.D., Yale University, 2019

Research

Danielle Norcini received her Ph.D. from the Wright Laboratory at Yale University in particle/nuclear physics. She helped lead the R&D and construction of the PROSPECT detector to measure neutrinos at very short distances from a nuclear reactor in a challenging background environment. Her thesis details a search for sterile neutrino oscillations and the world-leading measurement of the uranium-235 antineutrino energy spectrum. As a KICP and Grainger fellow, she plans to develop instruments to measure astrophysical neutrinos and other cosmic particles, probing fundamental physics and cosmology.