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Skyline College joins nEXO

May 27, 2021- 
In January 2021, Skyline College, one of the three community colleges that form the San Mateo County Community College District, became the newest institution to join nEXO. This marks the first time ever that a community college has joined the collaboration. Skyline is represented in nEXO by physics instructors Kolo Wamba and Émilie Hein. Kolo obtained a PhD in applied physics at Stanford...

University of the Western Cape joins nEXO

May 27, 2021- 
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) joined the nEXO collaboration in August 2020. Located in Cape Town, UWC has a vibrant student body and a proud historical legacy in the South African anti-apartheid freedom movement. The university played a critical role in the country’s transition to democracy, with a number of UWC academics taking up key leadership positions in the first...

nEXO collaborators take lead roles in Snowmass

Aug. 17, 2020- 
The Snowmass High Energy Physics Community Planning process is underway, and three nEXO collaborators are taking leading roles in the process. John Orrell is co-convening the Underground Facilities Frontier, Andrea Pocar is co-convening the Rare Processes and Precision Measurements topical group RF04 for Baryon and Lepton Number Violating Processes, and Lisa Kaufman is co-convening the...

New publication: Simulation of charge readout with segmented tiles in nEXO

Oct. 1, 2019- 
The nEXO time projection chamber (TPC) will be equipped with charge collection tiles to form the anode. In a recently published paper, the charge reconstruction performance of this anode design was studied with a dedicated simulation package. A multi-variate method and a deep neural network were developed to distinguish simulated neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ) signals from backgrounds...