Faculty Information

Andrew RenshawAndrew Renshaw

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics

Office: Science & Research 1, 406B
Contact: arenshaw@uh.edu - (713) 743-0925

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Experimental Particle Physics: Prof. Renshaws research focuses on advanced detector development for direct detection searches for dark matter particles and experimental neutrino physics. He is currently a member of the DarkSide Collaboration (http://darkside.lngs.infn.it), which operates a liquid argon time projection chamber detector located at the Gran Sasso Underground National Laboratory (https://www.lngs.infn.it/en) in Italy, attempting to directly detect weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), a leading candidate for dark matter. Prof. Renshaw is also a member of the DUNE Collaboration (http://www.dunescience.org), an experiment currently being designed and developed for future high-precision neutrino measurements. Finally, Prof. Renshaw is a member of the CACHE project, a table-top scale experiment looking at the K-capture process of 131Cs with the aim of detecting a keV-scale mass sterile neutrino, also a viable candidate for dark matter.

  • "First Results from the DarkSide-50 Dark Matter Experiment at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso", The DarkSide Collaboration, Physics Letters B 743(2015) 456-466,
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269315001756.
  • Low Radioactivity Argon Dark Matter Search Results from the DarkSide-50 Experiment, The DarkSide Collaboration, arXiv:1510.00702 (2015),
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.00702.
  • "The DarkSide Multiton Detector for the Direct Darl Matter Search", The DarkSide Collaboration, Advances in High Energy Physics 2015, 541362 (2015),
    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ahep/2015/541362/.
  • "Search for Neutrinos from Annihilation of Captured Low-mass Dark Matter Particles in the Sun by Super-Kamiokande", K. Choi et al. (The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration), Physical Review Letters 114, 141301 (2015),
    http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.141301.
  • "Limits on Sterile Neutrino Mixing using Atmospheric Neutrinos in Super-Kmaiokande", The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, Physical Review D 91, 052019 (2015), http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052019.
  • "Test of Lorentz Invariance with Atmospheric Neutrinos", The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, Physical Review D 91, 052003 (2015),
    http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052003.
  • "Supernova Relic Neutrino Search with Neutron Tagging at Super-Kamiokande-IV", H. Zhang et al. (The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration), Astroparticle Physics 60, 41-46 (2015),
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927650514000681.
  • "Search for Proton Decay via p->nuK Using 260 kiloton-year Data of Super-Kamiokande", The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, Physical Review D 90, 072005 (2014),
    http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.90.072005.
  • "First Indication of Terrestrial Matter Effects on Solar Neutrino Oscillation", A. Renshaw et al. (The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration), Physical Review Letters 112, 091805 (2014),
    http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.091805.
  • "Evidence for the Appearance of Atmospheric Tau Neutrinos in Super-Kamiokande", The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, Physical Review Letters 110, 181802 (2013),
    http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.181802.
  • "Research and Development for a Gadolinium Doped Water Cherenkov Detector", Andrew Renshaw, for The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, Physics Procedia 37 (2012) 1249,
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1875389212018317.
  • "Supernova Relic Neutrino Search at Super-Kamiokande", K. Bays et al. (The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration), Physical Review D 85, 052007 (2012),
    http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.052007.
  • "Solar Neutrino Results in Super-Kamiokande-III", The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, Physical Review D 83, 052010 (2011),
    http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.83.052010.