Research Interests

Neutrino physics: Oscillations in long baseline neutrino experiments, currently working on NOvA and DUNE. Measurement of the θ13 mixing angle, CP violation and the neutrino mass hierarchy. New detector technologies for neutrinos. Large-Area Picosecond Photo-Detectors (LAPPD) in water Cherenkov detectors, currently leading the ANNIE experiment.


Selected Publications

• First measurement of electron neutrino appearance in NOvA, NOvA Collaboration (with P. Adamson et. al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 151806 (2016).

• First measurement of muon neutrino disappearance in NOvA, NOvA Collaboration (with P. Adamson et. al.), Phys. Rev. D. 93, 051104 (R) (2016).

• Combined Analysis of νμ Disappearance and νμ-> νe Appearance in MINOS using Accelerator and Atmospheric Neutrinos, Minos Collaboration (with P. Adamson et. al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 191801 (2014).

• Electron Neutrino and Anti-Neutrino Appearance in the Full MINOS data sample, Minos Collaboration (with P. Adamson et. al.), accepted by Phys. Rev. Lett (2013).

• Improved Measurement of Muon Antineutrino Disappearance in MINOS, Minos Collaboration (with P. Adamson et. al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 191801 (2012).

• Improved Search for Muon-neutrino to Electron-neutrino Oscillations in MINOS, Minos Collaboration (with P. Adamson et. al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 181802 (2011).

• Measurement of the Neutrino Mass Splitting and Flavor Mixing by MINOS, Minos Collaboration (with P. Adamson et. al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 181801 (2011).

• Search for Muon-neutrino to Electron-neutrino Transitions in MINOS, Minos Collaboration (with P. Adamson et. al.) Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 261802 (2009).

• Observation of Muon Neutrino Disappearance with the MINOS Detectors and the NuMI Neutrino Beam, Minos Collaboration (with D.G. Michael et. al.) Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 191801 (2006).

• Observation of Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillations in Soudan 2, Soudan 2 Collaboration (M. Sanchez et. al.) Phys. Rev. D 68, 113004 (2003).

• The Atmospheric Neutrino Flavor Ratio from a 3.9 Fiducial Kiloton-Year Exposure of Soudan 2, Soudan-2 Collaboration (with W.W.M. Allison et al.) Phys. Lett. B449: 137-144, (1999).


Recent Talks

• Using Fast Photosensors in the Next Generation Neutrino Detectors (invited parallel talk), XIV International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2015), Torino, Italy, September 8, 2015.

• Results and Prospects from the NOvA Experiment (invited plenary talk), 16th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories and Future Neutrino Facilities (NuFact15), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2015.

• ANNIE: The Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (invited parallel talk), 16th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories and Future Neutrino Facilities (NuFact15), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2015.

• R&D on Photosensors for Water and Liquid Scintillator Detectors (invited parallel talk), 15th Annual International Workshop on Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors (NNN14). Paris, France, Nov 4, 2014.

• Challenges for Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiments (invited lecture), Fermilab Lecture Series: The Allure of Ultrasensitive Experiments, Batavia, IL, May 23, 2014.

• The NOvA Experiment: Status and Physics Reach (invited plenary talk) ISOUPS 2013: International Symposium: Opportunities for Underground Physics for Snowmass, Asilomar, CA, May 24-27, 2013.

• Using Large-Area Fast Photosensors in Future Neutrino Detectors (invited plenary talk), Aspen Winter Workshop 2013 – New Directions in Neutrino Physics, Aspen, Co, Feb 5, 2013.

• Status and Development of Photodetection for NNN Detectors (invited plenary talk), 13th Annual International Workshop on Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors (NNN12). Batavia, IL, Oct 6, 2012.

• Neutrino Interaction Systematic Errors in MINOS and NOvA (invited parallel talk), 13th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Superbeams and Betabeams (NuFact12). Williamsburg, VA, July 24, 2012.


Honors and Awards

  1. - 2016 Fermi National Laboratory Intensity Frontier Fellowship.

  2. - 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

  3. - 2012 Official Recognition from the Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa.

  4. - 2012 Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Research.

  5. - 2011 NSF CAREER Award.

  6. - 2009 HENAAC Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.

More information

CV, Publication list, Ph.D. dissertation

email: mayly.sanchez@iastate.edu

 

Mayly Sanchez

Associate Professor

Iowa State University

Ames, IA USA












Picture courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.