Welcome to CUORE at Yale! CUORE is a neutrinoless double beta decay experiment currently under construction at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Assergi, Italy. The CUORE detector consists of 988 TeO2 bolometers, which act as both the source (130Te) and detector of this decay. The detector is housed in a large, custom-built dilution refrigerator and will be operated at ~10 mK.
Our group at Yale has been responsible for the design, construction, and commissioning of the CUORE Detector Calibration System. We are also very active in data analysis and simulation, and are designing a muon veto system for CUORE that will help us reach our background goals for CUPID, the successor to CUORE. For more information, see our research projects page.
Our group is headed by Professors Karsten Heeger and Reina Maruyama.