Prof. Alex Murphy

Position:
Personal Chair in Nuclear & Particle Astrophysics
Research Theme:
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Research Groups:
Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics Experiment
Institution:
Edinburgh
Email address:
amurphy@ph.ed.ac.uk
Website:
http://www2.ph.ed.ac.uk/~amurphy
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 650 5285
Address:
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

Direct detection of dark matter, and nuclear astrophysics, especailly explosive scenarios. 

Teaching

Major roles in pre-honours teaching. Course organiser for Classical & Modern Physics (and Modern Physics). Also lecture modern physics (nuclear, particle and astrophysics) in first year. 

Research outputs

  1. Search for annual and diurnal rate modulations in the LUX experiment DOI
    D. S. Akerib, S. Alsum, H. M. Araújo, X. Bai, J. Balajthy, P. Beltrame, A. Bernstein, T. P. Biesiadzinski, E. M. Boulton, B. Boxer et al., Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 98, 6 (2018)
  2. LUX trigger efficiency DOI
    D.s. Akerib, S. Alsum, H.m. Araújo, X. Bai, J. Balajthy, P. Beltrame, E.p. Bernard, A. Bernstein, T.p. Biesiadzinski, E.m. Boulton et al., Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 908, p. 401-410 (2018)
  3. Liquid xenon scintillation measurements and pulse shape discrimination in the LUX dark matter detector DOI
    D. S. Akerib, S. Alsum, H. M. Araújo, X. Bai, A. J. Bailey, J. Balajthy, P. Beltrame, A. Bernstein, T. P. Biesiadzinski, E. M. Boulton et al., Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 97, 11 (2018)
  4. Calibration, event reconstruction, data analysis, and limit calculation for the LUX dark matter experiment DOI
    D. S. Akerib, S. Alsum, H. M. Araújo, X. Bai, A. J. Bailey, J. Balajthy, P. Beltrame, A. Bernstein, T. P. Biesiadzinski, E. M. Boulton et al., Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 97, 10 (2018)
  5. Uncertainties in s-process nucleosynthesis in low-mass stars determined from Monte Carlo variations DOI
    G Cescutti, R Hirschi, N Nishimura, J W Den Hartogh, T Rauscher, A St J Murphy and S Cristallo, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 478, 3 , p. 4101-4127 (2018)
  6. Position reconstruction in LUX DOI
    D. S. Akerib, S. K. Alsum, H. M. Araújo, X. Bai, Jason A. Bailey, J. Balajthy, P. Beltrame, E. P. Bernard, Jonathan A Bernstein, T. P. Biesiadzinski et al., Journal of Instrumentation, 13, 02 (2018)
  7. Chromatographic separation of radioactive noble gases from xenon DOI
    LUX Collaboration, D. S. Akerib, H. M. Araújo, X. Bai, A. J. Bailey, J. Balajthy, P. Beltrame, E. P. Bernard, A. Bernstein, T. P. Biesiadzinski et al., Astroparticle Physics, 97, p. 80-87 (2018)
  8. Kr83m calibration of the 2013 LUX dark matter search DOI
    D. S. Akerib, S. Alsum, H. M. Araújo, X. Bai, A. J. Bailey, J. Balajthy, P. Beltrame, A. Bernstein, T. P. Biesiadzinski, E. M. Boulton et al., Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 96, 11 (2017)
  9. 3D modeling of electric fields in the LUX detector DOI
    D.s. Akerib, S. Alsum, H.m. Araújo, X. Bai, A.j. Bailey, J. Balajthy, P. Beltrame, E.p. Bernard, A. Bernstein, T.p. Biesiadzinski et al., Journal of Instrumentation, 12, 11 (2017)
  10. Identification of radiopure titanium for the LZ dark matter experiment and future rare event searches DOI
    D.s. Akerib, C.w. Akerlof, D.yu. Akimov, S.k. Alsum, H.m. Araújo, I.j. Arnquist, M. Arthurs, X. Bai, A.j. Bailey, J. Balajthy et al., Astroparticle Physics, 96, p. 1-10 (2017)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11