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Luiz de Viveiros

Luiz de Viveiros

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  • Assistant Professor of Physics
Office: Osmond 320E
Lab: Davey 012 and 019
Mailing Address:
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Physics
104 Davey Lab, PMB 169

University Park, PA 16802
Email: ldeviveiros [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 865-3628 (Office) / (814) 865-7114 (Lab)


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


  • 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

  1. D.M. Asner et al. (Project 8 Collaboration), “Single electron detection and spec-troscopy via relativistic cyclotron radiation”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 162501, 2015.
  2. 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.
  3. D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “First results from the LUX dark matter experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112091303, 2014.
  4. D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “Technical results from the surface run of the LUX dark matter experiment”, Astropart. Phys. 45, 34-43, 2013.

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).