Dr Matthew Malek

Matthew MalekSenior Lecturer in Experimental Particle Physics

Contact details

Group web pages

Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics Group (PPPA)

Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics Research Group

Research interests
  • Neutrino physics and astrophysics
  • Proton decay
  • Dark matter
  • Cosmic rays
Research projects
  • T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka long-baseline neutrino experiment)
  • ANNIE (Accelerator Neutrino-Nucleus Interaction Experiment)
  • SBND (Short-Baseline Near Detector)
  • WATCHMAN (WATer CHerenkov Monitor for Anti-Neutrinos)
  • Hyper-Kamiokande
  • DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment)
  • PHY 191 (Thermodynamics) [at Joint Institute for Science in Nanjing]
  • PHY 250 (Quantum Mechanics I)
  • PHY 251 (Quantum Mechanics II)
  • PHY 320 (Nuclear Astrophysics) [From 2017/2018]
  • Year 2 tutorials
  • Year 3 projects
  • Year 4 projects
  • FCP6002 (Topical Science)
Departmental Administration
  • Lead organiser for undergraduate Open Days
  • Member of Research Committee
  • Member of Recruitment Committee
Professional activities
  • Institute of Physics (IoP) Astroparticle Physics group committee
  • Reviewer for Astroparticle Physics journal
  • Identification of Dark Matter 2016 local organising committee (2016)
  • Lead organiser for IoP meeting on Neutrino Astronomy & Astrophysics (2016)
  • Co-chair of local organising committee for IoP High Energy Physics & Astro-Particle Physics joint meeting (2017)
Public engagement
  • Festival of the Mind: "An Artistic Journey Into the Nature of Light" -- a collaboration with several departmental colleagues (2016)
  • Co-organiser for "Cocktails & Physics" event with Physics Unbound (2016)
  • Participation in "24 Hour Inspiration For Life" (2016)
  • Organised Sheffield "Back To The Future Day" (2015)
Recent key publications
  • "Measurement of Muon Antineutrino Oscillations with an Accelerator-Produced Off-Axis Beam" by the T2K Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 181801 (2016).
  • "Measurements of neutrino oscillation in appearance and disappearance channels by the T2K experiment with 6.6e20 protons on target" by the T2K Collaboration, Phys. Rev. D 91 07:2010 (2015).
  • "Physics potential of a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment using a J-PARC neutrino beam and Hyper-Kamiokande" by the Hyper-Kamiokande Proto-Collaboration, Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. 053C02 (2015).
  • "Letter of Intent: The Accelerator Neutrino Nucleus Interaction Experiment (ANNIE)" by the ANNIE Collaboration, e-Print arXiv: 1504.01480 (2015).
  • "Observation of Electron Neutrino Appearance in a Muon Neutrino Beam" by the T2K Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 18:1801 (2013).