Dr. Tamer Tolba
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Dr. Tamer Tolba is the Principal Investigator and project leader of the ESSvSBplus experiment in Germany. He is also the current Chair of the Dissemination and Exploitation Board of the ESSvSBplus project. Dr. Tolba was the Representative of Germany to the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), action CA15139, till March 2020. He is also principal investigator on the Next Generation Partnership „Meson beam optimization for precision measurements of the leptonic CP violating phase in low energy nuSTORM facility“. A project involving the University of Hamburg, in cooperation with the Faculty of Physics and Engineering of the University of Strasbourg in France and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Uppsala in Sweden.
About the project
In the initial fractions of the first second following the big bang, an equivalent number of particles and antiparticles produced, engaging in a continual annihilation of each other and giving rise to radiation. Consequently, only radiation should persist today. Intriguingly, the observable universe, encompassing galaxies, stars, and ourselves, comprises solely particles, with an absence of antiparticles. The origin of this asymmetry remains unexplained. Addressing this enigma within an international scientific collaboration, we delve into the foundational realm of particle physics. Our hypothesis centres on neutrinos potentially playing a crucial role in the absence of surviving antimatter from the big bang. To unravel the contribution of neutrinos, we embark on a precise measurement of parameters governing ν-oscillations, notably the leptonic CP-violating phase. This investigation is conducted through a long-baseline neutrino project, the ESSvSB, and its second phase ESSnuSBplus, supported by a low energy nuSTORM and a low energy monitored neutrino beam facilities.
Within the scope of this project, Dr. Tolba is looking for a PhD student, on a part-time basis, to actively support and contribute to the research. For more information, click here or contact Dr. Tamer Tolba directly.