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Dr Xianguo Lu

My name is Xianguo, or phonetically Sam for short (full Chinese name 卢显国, click here for Mandarin Chinese pronunciationLink opens in a new window). I am an Assistant Professor of Experimental Neutrino Physics studying the elementary particle ​neutrinos.

I got my BSc from Peking University (北京大学, 2007), Diplom-Physiker from the University of Hamburg (2009), and Dr. rer. nat. under Johanna Stachel from the University of Heidelberg (2013). I was a postdoc in heavy-ion physics at the University of Heidelberg, and then in neutrino physics at the University of Oxford. From 2016 to 2019, I was a Stipendiary Lecturer in Physics at Pembroke College OxfordLink opens in a new window. In 2019 I became an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow and a faculty member of the Physics Department in Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke. I moved to Warwick in 2021 and am now building my group in this vibrant place. If you are interested in joining me, please follow the link to a brief introduction to my researchLink opens in a new window program.

I am an unambitious but regular runner, having run about 650 kilometres in 2021. I particularly enjoy running during my travel. The following are some of my memorable moments before COVID-19:

  • 5 km Île de la Cité-Île Saint-Louis, Paris, France, July 2019,
  • 5 km in Venice, Italy, June 2019,
  • 12 km in Central Park, New York, US, July 2018, and
  • 10 km around Lake Senba, Mito, Japan, February 2018.

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Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

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