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Mitchell Soderberg

Mitchell Soderberg

Mitchell Soderberg

Professor and Associate Chair


331 Physics Building


  • 2006 Ph.D. in Physics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2004 M.S. in Physics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2000 B.S in Physics Truman State University

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Research Interests
  • Neutrino flavor oscillations using long-baseline experiments.
  • Development of noble liquid detectors for neutrino physics.
  • Development of data-analysis techniques for noble liquid detectors.

Research Spotlight


Liquid argon detectors are an exciting class of neutrino experiments. While they can provide bubble chamber quality images, they have excellent background rejection.

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&S Researchers Contribute to MicroBooNE Experiment’s First Results Showing No Hint of a Sterile Neutrino

(Oct. 29, 2021)

Four complementary analyses by Fermilab’s MicroBooNE show no signs of a theorized fourth kind of neutrino known as the sterile neutrino.

Swimming in a Sea of Neutrinos

(April 4, 2019)

Ph.D. candidate Avinay Bhat discusses his research into the Universe's smallest, most elusive particles

Syracuse Intensifies Search for New 'Ghostly' Particles

(Dec. 20, 2018)

Physicists build major components for multinational neutrino experiment

Physicist Seeks Big Answers from Tiny Particles

(Nov. 17, 2017)

NSF grant funds Mitchell Soderberg’s role in neutrino research

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

Syracuse Physicists Aid in Study of Elusive Neutrinos

(Nov. 2, 2015)

Professor Mitchell Soderberg leads researchers on 'MicroBooNE' experiment at Fermilab

Selected Publications

“Measurement of of nu_mu and anti-nu_mu Neutral Current π0→γγ Production in the ArgoNeuT Detector”, Phys. Rev. D 96, 012006 (2017), arXiv:1511.00941

“First Observation of Low Energy Electron Neutrinos in a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber”, Phys. Rev. D 95, 072005 (2017), arXiv:1610.04102

“Construction and Assembly of the Wire Planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber”, JINST 12 (2017) no.03, T03003, arXiv:1609.06169

“Design and Construction of the MicroBooNE Detector”, JINST 12 (2017) no.02, P02017, arXiv:1612.05824

“First Measurement of Neutrino and Antineutrino Coherent Charged Pion Production on Argon”, Phys.Rev.Lett. 113 (2014) no.26, 261801, arXiv:1408.0598

“Measurements of Inclusive Muon Neutrino and Antineutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon in the NuMI Antineutrino Beam”, Phys. Rev. D 89, 112003 (2014), arXiv:1404.4809

"First Measurements of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon", C. Anderson et al., PRL 108 (2012) 161802, arxiv:1111.0103.