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College of Arts and Sciences

Rex Tayloe

Rex Tayloe Professor
Neutrino and Nuclear Physics

B.S., Purdue University, 1986.
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1995.
Postdoctoral Position: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Office: ISAT Hall 113B / Swain West 336
Phone: 855-3057
Email: rtayloe at

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Our group investigates the properties and interactions of neutrinos. This includes both the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations as well as using the neutrino to probe the structure of the nucleon and nucleus. The phenomenon of neutrino oscillations, where a neutrino of one type spontaneously transforms into another, has important and far-reaching implications for particle physics and cosmology. For this to occur, at least one neutrino must be massive and the heretofore-observed lepton-flavor conservation law must be violated. Neutrino oscillations have been observed in a variety of experiments thoughout the world. We are currently looking more carefully at one class of these observations called "short-baseline-oscillations". The neutrino may also be as a probe to investigate the structure of the nucleus and nucleon as seen by the electroweak force.

Selected Publications