The research interest of Professor Reina Maruyama are focused on exploring new physics in nuclear and particle astrophysics, in particular, in dark matter and neutrinos. Her group is involved in experiments that search for rare processes like direct detection of dark matter in terrestrial-based detectors and neutroless double beta decay. The current experiments include DM-Ice and IceCube located at the South Pole, and CUORE, located at Gran Sasso, Italy.
“Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay of 130Te with CUORE-0,” CUORE Collaboration, arXiv:1504.02454; Physical Review Letters (2015).
“First data from DM-Ice17,” DM-Ice Collaboration, arXiv:1401.4804; Phys. Rev. D 90, no. 9, 092005 (2014).
“A Search for the Dark Matter Annual Modulation in South Pole Ice,” DM-Ice Collaboration, arXiv:1106.1156 [astro-ph.HE]; Astropart. Phys. 35, 749 (2012)
“IceCube Sensitivity for Low-Energy Neutrinos from Nearby Supernovae,” IceCube Collaboration, arXiv:1108.0171 [astro-ph.HE]; Astron. Astrophys. 535, A109 (2011)
“Te-130 Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with CUORICINO,” CUORICINO Collaboration, Astropart. Phys. 34, 822 (2011)
“The low energy spectrum of TeO2 bolometers: results and perspectives for the CUORE-0 and CUORE experiments,” CUORE Collaboration, JCAP01 (2013) 038