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Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress

Scientist-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor, Middlebury

Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress is Scientist-in-Residence at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in high energy physics from Carleton University, Canada. He specializes in ultra-low radioactivity background detectors and has professional experience in the field of astroparticle physics, primarily neutrino physics. He has been involved in several major discoveries in the field of neutrino physics and has worked on several international collaborations in Canada (SNO), Germany (Double Chooz at Max Planck Institute of Nuclear Physics), Italy (Borexino), and the United States. He has contributed to more than 50 articles in refereed and non-refereed journals of which 6 papers had more than 1000 citations/publication. The SNO result to which he contributed was ranked as the top three scientific breakthroughs of 2002 for Science Magazine, Discover Magazine, and the American Institute of Physics. His efforts have also contributed to the first real-time measurement of low energy solar neutrinos heralded in 2007 by Nature magazine as a “triumph for experimenters”. Note that the techniques developed in the interests of neutrino and low background physics rely on measuring extremely rare signals just as often the case in the fields of nuclear forensics, nuclear archaeology, nuclear safeguards monitoring and the detection of radioactive gases from nuclear tests. Finding a needle in a haystack is always difficult.


  • –present
    Scientist-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey