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Luiz de Viveiros

Assistant Professor of Physics
Luiz de Viveiros

Mailing Address: 
The Pennsylvania State University 
Department of Physics 
104 Davey Lab, PMB 169 

Lab: Davey 012 and 019

Phone: (814) 865-3628 (Office) / (814) 865-7114 (Lab)


Ph.D. (Physics), Brown University, 2009.


See Curriculum Vitae here.

  • Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University (2017-).
  • Assistant Project Scientist, University of California, Santa Barbara (2015-2016).
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara (2014 - 2015).
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Laboratorio de Instrumentacao e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Coimbra, Portugal (2009 - 2013).

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 DOE Early Career Research Program Award.
  • 2010-2013 Research Fellowship, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal.

Selected Publications

See full always-up-to-date publications list at InspireHEP

ORCID: 0000-0002-7038-2361

  1. D.S. Akerib et al. (LZ Collaboration), “Projected WIMP sensitivity of the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter experiment", Phys. Rev. D 101 (5), 052002, 2020.
  2. B.J. Mount et al. (LZ Collaboration), “LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) technical design report", arXiv:1703.09144, 2017.
  3. D.M. Asner et al. (Project 8 Collaboration), “Determining the neutrino mass with cyclotron radiation emission spectroscopy - Project 8", J. Phys. G 44, 054004, 2017.
  4. M. Arenz et al. (KATRIN Collaboration), "Commissioning of the vacuum system of the KATRIN Main Spectrometer", J. Inst. 11 (04), P04011, 2016.
  5. D.M. Asner et al. (Project 8 Collaboration), “Single electron detection and spec-troscopy via relativistic cyclotron radiation”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 162501, 2015.
  6. D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “Radiogenic and muon-induced back-grounds in the LUX dark matter detector”, Astropart. Phys. 62, 33-46, 2015.
  7. D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “First results from the LUX dark matter experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 091303, 2014.
  8. D.Y. Akimov et al. (ZEPLIN-III Collaboration), "WIMP-nucleon cross-section results from the second science run of ZEPLIN-III",
    Phys. Lett. B 709 (1-2), 14-20, 2012.
  9. J. Angle et al. (XENON10 Collaboration), "First results from the XENON10 dark matter experiment at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory", PRL 100 (2), 021303, 2008.
  10. E Aprile et al., "Simultaneous measurement of ionization and scintillation from nuclear recoils in liquid xenon for a dark matter experiment", PRL 97 (8), 081302, 2006.

Research Interests

  • Dark Matter and Neutrino Mass Group
  • Measurement of the neutrino mass, using novel radio-frequency techniques (Project 8 experiment).
  • Direct detection of dark matter, using liquid noble gas detectors (LUX and LZ experiments).