Prize Recipient


Teppei Katori
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


"For outstanding contributions to a wide range of accelerator - based neutrino physics, including cross section measurements and searches for violations of Lorentz and CPT symmetry."


Teppei Katori is a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology,in the Neutrino and Dark Matter Group of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science.

He earned his B.S. at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2002, and completed his Ph.D at Indiana University in 2008. His main focus of research is neutrino physics. Within this area, he is interested in both neutrino scattering and in Beyond-Standard-Model physics revealed by the neutrino.

In the case of the former, he performed neutrino cross section measurements at the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab. With respect to the later, he has performed tests of Lorentz violation using neutrino oscillations, using data from LSND, MiniBooNE, and Double Chooz experiments. He has also made theoretical contributions. Currently, he is working on the light collection system of MicroBooNE experiment at Fermilab, and further development of neutrino cross section models for current and future oscillation experiments. He is a member of the APS division of particles and fields, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. He is a recipient of Indiana University William and Koss memorial award (2008) and the IUPAP C11 young scientist award (2012).

Selection Committee:

Sally Dawson, Chair; H. Schellman; J. Richman; D. Akerib; N. Seiberg; M. Sher