Karl Van Bibber
Professor and Chairman
Department of Nuclear Engineering
(510) 642-3477

Research Expertise and Interest

experimental nuclear physics, Particle Astrophysics, Accelerator Technology and Neutron Sources


With Prof. Lee Bernstein, leads the PANDA research group (Plasmas, Accelerators, Neutrons, Dark Matter & Antineutrinos) in the Nuclear Engineering Department.  Primary current research efforts are the HAYSTAC experiment (Haloscope At Yale Sensitive to Axion CDM), and the development and scientific exploitation of the High Flux Neutron Generator, a DD-plasma based source.  Other research efforts include high energy density nuclear physics at the LLNL National Ignition Facility, and long standoff distance reactor monitoring with antineutrinos.  

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