Professor Vitaly Kudryavtsev

Dr Vitaly KudryavtsevProfessor of Particle Physics

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Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics Group (PPPA)

Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics Research Group

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Research interests
  • Dark matter search
  • Neutrino physics and astrophysics
  • Proton decay
  • Cosmic rays
Research projects
  • LZ (LUX-ZEPLIN) – dark matter search using 7 tonne two-phase xenon detector
  • EDELWEISS – dark matter search using cryogenic bolometers
  • DUNE – neutrino oscillation studies and proton decay search with a multi-kilotonne liquid argon detector
  • Muon tomography – search for hidden objects and monitor geological structures using cosmic-ray muons
  • PHY120 – Introductory mathematics.
  • PHY250 – section on partial differential equations.
  • PHY251 – section on Nuclear Physics
  • PHY466 – Development of particle physics
  • Year 2 tutorials
Departmental administration
  • 2nd Year Physics Tutor
Professional activities
  • Co-founder and member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Conference series on the Identification of Dark Matter.
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of the International conference series on Low Radioactivity Techniques.
  • Member of the Institute Boards of the International Collaborations LZ and EDELWEISS.
  • Chair of the LZ-UK Institute Board.
  • Co-Convener of the Cosmogenics working group in DUNE.
Recent key publications
  • E. Armengaud et al. (EDELWEISS Collaboration). “Constraints on low-mass WIMPs from the EDELWEISS-III dark matter search”, to be published in JCAP.
  • J. Klinger and V.A. Kudryavtsev, “Muon-induced neutrons do not explain the DAMA data”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114 (2015) 151301.
  • Z. Ahmed et al. (CDMS and EDELWEISS Collaborations). “Combined limits on WIMPs from the CDMS and EDELWEISS experiments, Phys. Rev. D, 84, 011102(R) (2011).
  • E. Armengaud et al. (EDELWEISS Collaboration). “Final results of the EDELWEISS-II WIMP search using a 4-kg array of cryogenic germanium detectors with interleaved electrodes”, Phys. Lett. B 702 (2011) 329-335.
  • LAGUNA-LBNO Collaboration (S. K. Agrawalla et al). “The mass-hierarchy and CP-violation discovery reach of the LBNO long-baseline neutrino experiment”, JHEP, 1405 (2014) 094.