What do you do here at Wright Lab?
I am working together with Professor David Moore on the EXO-200 and nEXO experiments, which are liquid xenon detectors searching for the neutrino-less double beta decay of Xe-136. I specifically work on non-WIMP dark matter searches with the EXO-200. In addition, we have built and are running a liquid xenon test setup in Wright Lab room WL-110 to study the limiting factors for good electron lifetime in noble liquids.
What is the most unique and/or exciting experience you’ve had here at Wright Lab?
When I came to Yale our lab and pretty much all of WL-110 was completely empty. Our entire experiment had to be built from scratch, and, after about 12-18 months, we managed to do our first liquefaction of xenon.
What is something that people might not know about you that you’d like to share with the community?
My mother tongue is Kurdish.
Where do you like to work remotely?
Most of the time I work from my desk in the “office”, which I rearrange every couple of weeks.