Group Members

Prof. Kaixuan Ni, PI
Ph.D., Columbia University (2006)
Kaixuan is interested in developing novel particle detection techniques to probe fundamental physics and applying these techniques to practical applications. He and Prof. Liang Yang’s groups develop various experimental techniques for rare event searches at the UCSD RARELABS.
Email: nikx AT
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Dr. Evan Shockley, Postdoc
Ph.D., University of Chicago (2020)
Email: eshockley AT




Dr. Abigail Kopec, Postdoc
NSF MPS-Ascend Postdoc Fellow
Ph.D., Purdue University (2021)
Email: akopec AT




Yue Ma, Graduate Student

Katzin Fellow

B.S., Nanjing University
Email: y5ma AT



Jianyang Qi, Graduate Student
B.S., UC San Diego
Email: jiq019 AT




Min Zhong, Graduate Student

B.S., University of Science and Technology of China
Email: mizhong AT




Noah Hood, Graduate Student

B.S., University of Colorado Boulder
Email: nhood AT




Haiwen Xu, Graduate Student

B.S., UC San Diego

Email: h8xu AT




Aayush Karmacharya

Undergraduate, UC San Diego






Alison Mcanally

McNair Scholar

Undergraduate, UC San Diego



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