Ibrahim Safa

Ibrahim Safa

Research Interest

I am a neutrino physicist, searching for new physics with one of nature's most confounding particles: neutrinos. After dropping out of high school, I went on to get my B.S in Physics from the University of Texas - Arlington, where my passion for neutrinos was ignited. I acquired my PhD in Particle Astrophysics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2022 under the supervision of Professor Francis Halzen, focusing on new physics searches with the IceCube neutrino observatory. In conjunction, I was a research fellow at Harvard University working with Professor Carlos Arg├╝elles. My thesis work led to hints towards identifying the extragalactic sources of neutrinos, believed to be supermassive black holes at the core of active galaxies.

As a postdoc for the nevis neutrino group, my focus has shifted from the skies to Earth, studying neutrinos created by accelerators at Fermilab in Batavia, IL. I'm a member of the MicroBooNE and SBND experiments, part of the short baseline neutrino program at Fermilab aiming to explore anomalies first detected at short baselines in the late 90s. SBND is poised to collect the largest neutrino dataset we've had to date, leveraging Time Projection Chamber technology and allowing us to study rare processes in the neutrino sector, leading to robust claims about the nature of this elusive particle.

I own a 3lb bucket of Maldon Salt.