Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Experimental High Energy Particle Physics

Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2010


Mathew Muether


Dr. Muether's research is focused on experimental high energy particle physics and nuclear physics. He worked on the G0 Experiment at Jefferson National Laboratory (JLAB) studying parity-violating electron scattering from nuclear targets to probe nucleon sea quarks distributions. Recently, he is focusing on understanding the nature of neutrinos and their interactions with matter. He is a member of the Fermilab based NOvA and DUNE experiments. NOvA uses a pair of tracking calorimeters, one located in Chicagoland and the other in northern Minnesota, to study an intense beam of neutrinos produced at Fermilab. DUNE is a future high percision Fermilab based neutrino oscillation experiment.

Selected Publications

  • P. Adamson, et al., Measurement of the neutrino mixing angle Theta_23 in NOvA, Phys.Rev. Lett. 118, 151802, 2017.
  • P. Adamson, et al., Constraints on oscillation parameters from nu_e appearance and nu_μ disappearance in NOvA, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 231801, 2017.
  • P. Adamson, et al., Search for active-sterile neutrino mixing using neutral-current interactions in NOvA, Phys. Rev. D 96, 072006, 2017.
  • B. Abi, et al., The single-phase ProtoDUNE technical design report, FERMILABDESIGN-2017-02, arXiv:1706.07081, 2017.
  • P. Adamson et al., First measurement of electron neutrino appearance in NOvA, arXiv:1601.05022, Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 116, p. 151806, 2016.
  • P. Adamson et al., First measurement of muon-neutrino disappearance in NOvA, arXiv:1601.05037, Phys. Rev. D, vol. 93, p. 051104(R), 2016.
  • R. Acciarri et al., Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report Volume 2: The Physics Program for DUNE at LBNF, arXiv:1512.06148, submitted to Nucl. Inst. and Methods, Dec.2015.
  • R. Acciarri et al.,Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report, Volume 4 The DUNE Detectors at LBNF", arXiv:1601.02984, submitted to Nucl. Inst. and Methods.
  • Mathew Muether. Nova: Current status and future reach. Nuclear Physics B-Proceedings Supplements, 237:135–140, 2013, Dec. 2015.
  • Mathew Muether. Noνa detector technology with initial performance from the surface proto- type. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 408(1):012076, 2013.
  • Androic D. et. al. Measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in inclusive electroproduction of π− near the δ0 resonance. Physical review letters, 108(12):122002, 2012.
  • Androic D. et. al. First measurement of the neutral current excitation of the delta resonance on a proton target. arXiv preprint arXiv:1212.1637, 2012.
  • M Muether. Initial performance from the noνa surface prototype detector. Physics Procedia, 37:1139–1146, 2012.
  • Androic D. et. al. The g0 experiment: Apparatus for parity-violating electron scattering mea- surements at forward and backward angles. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 646(1):59– 86, 2011.
  • Androic D. et. al. Transverse beam spin asymmetries at backward angles in elastic electron- proton and quasielastic electron-deuteron scattering. Physical review letters, 107(2):022501, 2011.
  • Androic D. et. al. Strange quark contributions to parity-violating asymmetries in the backward angle g0 electron scattering experiment. Physical review letters, 104(1):012001, 2010.