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Prof. Jonathan Link

Professor of Physics, and Affiliated Faculty in the Nuclear Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, with a research focus in experimental particle physics with an emphasis on neutrino interactions and neutrino oscillations.

Center for Neutrino Physics
Department of Physics
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-5321
  At the Savannah River P Reactor, where the neutrino was
  discovered in 1956. Also the site of the world's most inacces-
  sible historical marker.


B.S. in physics from the University of California, Davis (1993)
M.S. in physics from the University of California, Davis (1996)
Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Davis (2001)


Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week, June 13-19, 2016
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, 2016
US DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, 2008

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Courses Taught

Foundations of Physics (Phys2305 & Phys2306)
Seminar for Physics Majors (Phys2326)
Modern Experimental Physics (Phys4315 & Phys4316)
Nuclear and Particle Physics (Phys4504 & Phys5504)
Advanced Particle Physcics (Phys6725 & Phys6726)
Special Study: Nuclear Physics
Special Study: Particle Physics

Collaborations and Experiments

COHERENT Neutrino Scattering at the Spallation Neutron Source (2018-present)
The CHANDLER Reactor Neutrino Detector, spokesperson (2015-present)
Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment in Daya Bay, China (2006-present)
Braidwood Reactor neutrino experiment at the Braidwood reactor in Illinois, co-founder (2004-2006)
MiniBooNE Short Baseline Neutrino Oscillations to test LSND (2001-2008)
FOCUS Photoproduction of Charmed particles (1995-2001+)
H1 High energy proton electron scattering experiment at DESY (1993-1995)

Professional Organizations and Activities


  • "Antineutrino Detector Based on Heterogeneous Scintillation Lattice," P. Huber, J. M. Link and C. Mariani, US Patent No. 10,429,526, awarded October 1, 2019.

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