Mark Messier
Department of Physics
Indiana University


Mark Messier

B.S. MIT 1993

Ph.D. Boston University 1999

Department of Physics

Indiana University

Swain Hall West, Rm 302

727 E. Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

tel. (812) 855-0236







Professor Messier focuses his research on the experimental study of neutrinos. Neutrinos are among the most abundant particles in the universe, yet they remain the least understood fundamental particle. Despite their small masses neutrinos contribute nearly as much to the total mass of the universe as stars and planets and their tiny masses are likely associated with new physics at very high energies. Neutrinos may also be linked to the predominance of matter over antimatter in the universe.  Messier serves as co-spokesperson for the NOvA experiment and is a member of the MINOS and MIPP collaborations.

NOvA will search for νμνe oscillations

MINOS makes precise measurements of νμ oscillations

MIPP measured particle production on the MINOS target

Messier with Fermilab deputy director Young Kee Kim on the floor of the NOvA far detector laboratory.
To learn more about the NOvA experiment click here.
Photo credit: Reidar HahnProfessor_Mark_Messier_files/GroundBreaking.movshapeimage_7_link_0