Laura Fields

Associate Professor, Physics

Associate Professor, Physics

Office
416 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone
+1 574-631-6651
Email
lfields2@nd.edu

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Research Interests

Prof. Fields scientific interest is in measurements of neutrino interactions and oscillations in accelerator-based neutrino beams. She is a member of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), where she is a leader in the effort to design, simulate and characterize the neutrino beam.

She is also co-spokesperson of the MINERvA experiment, which makes precision measurements of neutrino interactions with matter. These measurements will improve the precision of future long-baseline oscillation measurements and offer a unique view of nuclear structure.

Prof. Fields collaborates on two experiments that measure hadronic interactions in order to characterize the energy and flavor content of accelerator-based neutrino beams. The NA61/SHINE experiment at CERN has a long record of making precise measurements that have dramatically improved knowledge of neutrinos beam fluxes. EMPHATIC is a new experiment at Fermilab that will make the first-ever measurements of hadrons in a replica neutrino beam installed in a low-intensity testbeam. 

Education

B.S., Physics and Math, University of Arkansas, 2001
Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 2002
M.S., Physics, Cornell University, 2006
Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 2009

Publications

[1] Valencia et al. “Constraint of the MINERvA Medium Energy Neutrino Flux using Neutrino-Electron Elastic Scattering”. In: Accepted by Phys.Rev.D (2019). arXiv:1906.00111.

[2]  C. E. Patrick et al. “Measurement of the Muon Antineutrino Double-Differential Cross Section for Quasielastic-like Scattering on Hydrocarbon atEν∼3.5GeV”. In: Phys. Rev.D97.5 (2018), p. 052002. arXiv:1801.01197.

[3]  L. Aliaga et al. “Neutrino Flux Predictions for the NuMI Beam”. In: Phys. Rev.D94.9 (2016), p. 092005. arXiv:1607.00704.

[4]  T. Alion et al. “Experiment Simulation Configurations Used in DUNE CDR”. In: (2016). arXiv:1606.09550.

[5]  J. Devan et al. “Measurements of the Inclusive Neutrino and Antineutrino Charged CurrentCross Sections in MINERvA Using the Low-νFlux Method”. In :Phys. Rev.D94.11 (2016), p. 112007. arXiv:1610.04746.

[6]  J. Park et al. “Measurement of Neutrino Flux from Neutrino-Electron Elastic Scattering”. In: Phys. Rev.D93.11 (2016), p. 112007. arXiv:1512.07699.

[7]  R. Acciarri et al. “Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground NeutrinoExperiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report”. In: (2015). arXiv:1512.06148.

[8]  L. Fields et al. “Measurement of Muon Antineutrino Quasi-Elastic Scattering on a Hydrocarbon Target atEν∼3.5GeV”. In: Phys.Rev.Lett.111 (2013), p. 022501. arXiv:1305.2234.