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                       CV

 

2020 - now

University of California Berkeley (USA)

Postdoctoral Scholar

- Characterization of water-based liquid scintillators properties and capabilities

- Neutrino application for non-proliferation goal with the Watchman collaboration (AIT/NEO project)

- Antineutrino detection in the Theia experiment

- R&D of target materials and detection techniques for future neutrino detectors 

2016 - 2020

Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany) 

Postdoctoral Researcher

- Discovery of neutrinos from carbon-nitrogen-oxygen (CNO) fusion cycle in the sun (Borexino experiment)

- Precision wideband spectroscopic measurement of pp-chain neutrinos (Borexino experiment) 

- Sensitivity to core-collapse supernova detection in multi-detector network

- Sensitivity studies of sterile neutrinos in the SOX experiment

Education

 

2012-2016

Cotutelle PhD degree in Physics 

University of Cologne (Germany)  and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)

Ph.D. thesis: “Measurement of nucleon-nucleon elastic scattering at small angles using the ANKE spectrometer”

2010-2012

Master of Science degree in Physics

Tbilisi State University (Georgia)

2006-2010

Bachelor of Science degree in Physics

Tbilisi State University (Georgia)

 

Invited Talks

 

2021

Sydney consortium for Particle physics and cosmology (Sydney, Australia)

"Cracking the CNO solar neutrinos challenge and great expectations with novel neutrino detectors" - Seminar - Host: Ciaran A. J. O'Hare

2021

University of South Dakota (Vermillion, USA) 

“Reaching for the stars with CNO solar neutrinos and other adventures of novel neutrino detectors” - Seminar - Host: Jing Liu

2021

King's College London (London, UK) 

“Towards Theia: advanced optical neutrino detector” - Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics Seminar - Host: Jost Migenda

2021

New Directions in Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering NuSTEC workshop

“THEIA: An advanced optical neutrino detector”

2021

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, USA)

“Reaching for the stars with CNO solar neutrinos and other adventures of novel neutrino detectors” - Colloquium - Host: Thomas Kutter

2021

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA)

“Reaching for the stars with CNO solar neutrinos” - HEP Seminar - Host: Craig Dukes

2021

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, USA)

“Reaching for the Sun: Neutrinos from CNO fusion cycle” - Seminar - Host: Mitch Allmond

2020

Fermilab (Batavia, USA) 

“Reaching for the Sun: First Evidence of CNO Neutrinos" - Neutrino seminar series - Hosts: David Caratelli, Anne Norrick

2020

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Research Progress Meeting (Berkeley, USA) 

“Solar Neutrinos with Borexino: First Evidence of CNO Fusion Cycle"

2020

The University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK)

"Solar neutrinos with Borexino: First evidence of CNO fusion cycle" - Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Host: Matthew Malek

2020

Conference on “Interplay between Particle and Astroparticle Physics” (Vienna, Austria)

(postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic)

2020

DESY Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Zeuthen, Germany)

"Dive into the deep Earth with neutrinos: Borexino latest results” - Astroparticle Seminar - Host: Anna Franckowiak

2020

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (Berkeley, USA)

“Borexino. Sun. Earth. Neutrinos"  - Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Host: Quentin Riffard, Björn Lehnert

2019

Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics (Moscow, Russia)

“Borexino: Latest Results and Future Opportunities“

2018

Columbia University (New York, USA)

“Everything you need to know about the Borexino new results” - Seminar - Host: Georgia Karagiorgi

2018

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, USA) - “Everything you need to know about the Borexino new results” - Seminar - Host: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri

2018

Workshop on Core-collapse Supernova Neutrino Detection (Orsay, France)

"Core-Collapse Supernova signal detection with Borexino and friends"

 
 

Selected Publications

 

2021

MeV-scale performance of water-based and pure liquid scintillator detectors - B. J. Land, Z. Bagdasarian, J. Caravaca, M. Smiley, M. Yeh, and G. D. Orebi Gann - Phys. Rev. D 103, 052004 

2020

THEIA: An advanced optical neutrino detector - THEIA collaboration-  European Physics Journal C 80, 416

2020

Experimental evidence of neutrinos produced in the CNO fusion cycle in the Sun - Borexino collaboration - Nature 587, p 577

2020

Comprehensive geoneutrino analysis with Borexino - Borexino collaboration - Phys. Rev. D 101 p. 012009

2019

Simultaneous precision spectroscopy of pp, Be7, and pep solar neutrinos with Borexino PhaseII - Borexino collaboration - Physical Review D 100 p. 08200

2018

Comprehensive measurement of pp-chain solar neutrinos - Borexino collaboration - Nature 562, p 496

2018

Measurement of the analyzing powers in pd elastic and pn quasi-elastic scattering at small angles - ANKE collaboration - European Physics Journal A 54, p 225

2016

Measurement of the absolute differential cross section of proton-proton elastic scattering at small angles - ANKE collaboration - Physics Letters B 755, p 92

2014

Measurement of the analysing power in proton-proton elastic scattering at small angles  - ANKE collaboration - Physics Letters B 739, p 152

 
 

Awards and Honors

 

2017

Poster Runner-up Prize at “Prospects in Neutrino Physics - NuPhys2017” (London, UK)

2017

Poster Prize at “Recent Developments in Neutrino Astrophysics” (L'Aquila, Italy)

2016

Selected to participate in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

2015

Tbilisi State University Medal

2011

Estate Khmaladze Scholarship

2009

World Federation of Scientists Scholarship

 

Summer Schools

 

2013

Ferrara International School Nicolo Cabeo "Physics beyond the Standard Model: the Precision Frontier" (Ferrara, Italy)

2011

ISTC-CERN-JINR Summer School on High Energy Physics and Accelerator Physics CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)

2010

Hadron Physics Summer School in Bad Honnef
(Bad Honnef, Germany)

2009

DESY Summer Student Program
(Zeuthen, Germany)
Cherenkov Telescope Array group

 

Languages

 

Georgian

Bilingual

Russian

Bilingual/Native

English

Fluent

German

Advanced

Italian

Advanced