Zoya Vallari

Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech. zoya [at] caltech [dot] edu.

I am an experimental particle physicist studying small fundamental particles called neutrinos. Neutrinos come in three flavors and oscillate from one kind to another depending on their energy and the distance traveled. The detection of neutrino oscillations provided conclusive evidence that neutrinos are massive. This remains the first and only experimental confirmation of physics beyond the Standard Model.

Today, neutrinos continue to provide a rich environment to explore fundamental physics. I work on the flagship US experiments studying long-baseline neutrino oscillations, NOvA, and DUNE. Precise measurement of the oscillation parameters gives us insight into the fundamental physics theories which govern how particles interact with each other.


Oct 3, 2022 Upcoming high energy physics seminar at Northwestern University, Illinois on “Probing neutrino oscillations with accelerator-based long-baseline neutrino experiments’’.
Aug 4, 2022 Presented “The Path to Precision: Role of the DUNE Near Detector” at the NuFACT 2022.
May 16, 2022 Invited plenary talk “Measuring long-baseline neutrino oscillations with NOvA and T2K” at the 7th Symposium on Neutrinos and Dark Matter in Nuclear Physics (NDM22).
Apr 10, 2022 Invited plenary talk “Prospects for long-baseline neutrino physics in 2020s” at APS April 2022.
Sep 23, 2021 Rising Star in Experimental Particle Physics