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Denver Whittington

Denver Whittington

Denver Whittington

Associate Professor


319 Physics Building


  • 2012 Ph.D. in Physics Indiana University
  • 2005 M.S. in Physics Indiana University
  • 2004 B.A. in Physics and Mathematics Anderson University

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Biographic Overview

Whittington is a particle physicist specializing in the design, construction, and operation of neutrino detectors and the analysis of neutrino interaction data.

Research Interests

  • Long-baseline neutrino oscillation physics
  • Development of neutrino detectors
Mining for Neutrino Answers

(Feb. 14, 2024)

The excavation of massive caverns in South Dakota paves the way for an international team of researchers, including Syracuse University physicists, to further explore neutrinos’ role in the Universe.

Department of Physics Holds Second Annual Paid Internship Program for Aspiring Young Scientists in Syracuse

(Aug. 10, 2023)

The Syracuse University Research in Physics program brings Syracuse City School District students to campus labs for six weeks of physics research.

Searching for the Universe’s Tiniest Clues

(Aug. 31, 2022)

Thanks to grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, A&S physicists Mitch Soderberg and Denver Whittington will continue their research at the cutting edge of neutrino discovery.

A Home-Grown Path for Future Physicists

(Aug. 10, 2022)

Syracuse City School District students get a taste for college-level research alongside A&S faculty through the Syracuse University Research in Physics (SURPh) paid internship.

Two A&S Faculty Earn NSF CAREER Awards

(Feb. 21, 2020)

Professors Denver Whittington and Weiwei Zheng earn grants for early career development.

Syracuse Revels in Mega-Science Experiment to Study Neutrinos

(July 21, 2017)

Professors participate in groundbreaking of Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility in South Dakota, future home of Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

Research Specializations

Particle detectors, data analysis

Honors and Awards

Physics Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Majors Course, 2023

Physics Social Justice and Community Building Award, 2023

Physics Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2018