Alec Habig

Alec Habig

Alec Habig

Professor, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMN Duluth



University of Minnesota, Duluth

PhD, Indiana University, 1996

MA, Indiana University, 1992

BS, Wright State University, 1989

Professional Background

Univ. of Minnesota Duluth Faculty 2000-present

Boston University Particle Astrophysics Group, Postdoc 1996-2000

Scientific & Professional Societies
American Astronomical Society, High Energy Astrophysics Division
American Physical Society, Divisions of Particles and Fields, and Astrophysics
Research Interests

My area of research is the study of cosmic rays in general and neutrinos in particular, at the "particle astrophysics" junction between astronomy and experimental high energy physics. I work to extract astrophysical information from detectors designed primarily to study the properties of neutrinos in large underground facilities: especially making sure that these experiments are ready to collect the burst of neutrinos born in the core of the next massive star to explode as a Supernova somewhere in our galaxy.

Research Group
Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)
NuMI Off-axis ve Appearance (NOvA)
Helium And Lead Observatory (HALO)
SuperNova Early Warning Systen (SNEWS)
Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS)
Honors and Awards

Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, 2016

McKnight Land-Grant Professor, 2004-2006

Asahi Prize, 1998