Professor Heeger’s research focuses on the study of neutrino oscillations and neutrino mass. His thesis work was on the first model-independent measurement of the 8B solar neutrino flux with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) that led to the resolution of the solar neutrino problem. Heeger was involved in the first observation of reactor antineutrino oscillation with KamLAND and discovered non-zero theta13 with Daya Bay. Heeger is now searching for neutrinoless double beta decay and studying the nature of neutrinos with CUORE, probing the existence of sterile neutrinos with PROSPECT, and performing R&D with Project 8 towards a novel experiment to measure neutrino mass.
- Precision studies of neutrino oscillation with reactor antineutrinos
- Search for neutrinoless doublebeta decay
- Towards a direct measurement of the neutrino mass