Erica Snider

Erica Snider



Telephone: (630) 840-2296   E-mail:  Office Location: WH9W



Scientific Interest

My current scientific work is aimed at studying the interactions of neutrinos with argon, an important input to future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments, using the MicroBooNE liquid argon (LAr) time projection chamber (TPC). The experiment is also the first in a series of short-baseline experiments that will exploit the unique features of LAr TPCs to probe the nature of an anomaly observed by MiniBooNE in an electron neutrino appearance measurement that is consistent with the oscillation of a hypothesized sterile neutrino.

In an effort to advance LAr TPC technology, I am also serving as the Technical Lead of the LArSoft project, a unique collaboration of LAr TPC-based neutrino experiments, Fermilab and various software projects, to write a common toolkit for the simulation, reconstruction and analysis of data from LAr TPCs. By leveraging effort across multiple experiments, we hope to dramatically reduce the cost of developing the production offline software for participating experiments.

I am also a member of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, where my on-going work on the LArSoft project aids in the development of the offline production software.

I am currently a member of the Fermilab Scientist Advisory Council.