Prof. Krishna Kumar is an experimental particle/nuclear physicist. His current research
focuses on precision measurements of weak neutral current interactions using fixed-target
parity-violating electron scattering, and searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay.
- Are there (as yet undetected) super-weak forces at sub-attometer length scales that
shaped the evolution of the early universe?
- Do neutrons in a heavy nucleus occupy a slightly larger volume than the protons, thus
forming a "neutron skin"?
- Are neutrinos their own anti-particles?
- Is lepton number conserved?
- Can quarks, gluons, their motion and self-interactions account for the observed properties
of the proton?
Parity-Violating Electron Scattering Experiments
Search for Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay