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College of Arts and Sciences

Mark Messier

Mark Messier Professor
High Energy Experiment & Neutrino Physics

M.I.T. 1993
Ph.D., Boston University, 1999

Office: Swain West 202
Phone: (812) 855-0236
Email: messier at

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Messier focuses his research on the experimental study of neutrinos. Neutrinos are among the most abundant particles in the universe, yet they remain the least understood fundamental particle. Despite their small masses neutrinos contribute nearly as much to the total mass of the universe as stars and planets and their tiny masses are likely associated with new physics at very high energies. Neutrinos may also be linked to the predominance of matter over antimatter in the universe. Messier served at the co-spokesperson of the NOvA collaboration from 2006 - 2018 and is currently a member of the DUNE collaboration.

Selected Publications

  • M. A. Acero et al. [NOvA Collaboration], "First Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters using Neutrinos and Antineutrinos by NOvA," Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, no. 15, 151803 (2019). [arXiv:1906.04907 [hep-ex]].
  • F. Psihas et al., "Context-Enriched Identification of Particles with a Convolutional Network for Neutrino Events," Phys. Rev. D 100, no. 7, 073005 (2019). [arXiv:1906.00713 [physics.ins-det]].
  • M. A. Acero et al. [NOvA Collaboration], "New constraints on oscillation parameters from nu_e appearance and nu_mu disappearance in the NOvA experiment," Phys. Rev. D 98, 032012 (2018) [arXiv:1806.00096 [hep-ex]].
  • Y. Fukuda et al. [Super-Kamiokande Collaboration], "Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos," Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1562 (1998) [hep-ex/9807003].
  • Y. Ashie et al. [Super-Kamiokande Collaboration], "A Measurement of atmospheric neutrino oscillation parameters by SUPER-KAMIOKANDE I," Phys. Rev. D 71, 112005 (2005) [hep-ex/0501064].