Joshua Renner

  • Program Years: 2009-2013
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study: Nuclear/Particle Physics
  • Academic Advisor: James Siegrist
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2010)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
    M.A. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
    B.S. Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

Current Status

  • Status: Postdoctoral Researcher at IGFAE / University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Research Area: Nuclear/Particle Physics


J. Renner, A. Farbin, J. Munoz Vidal, J. M. Benlloch-Rodriguez, A. Botas, P. Ferrario, J. J. Gomez-Cadenas, et al. (NEXT Collaboration). Background rejection in NEXT using deep neural networks. JINST 12, T01004 (2017). [arXiv:1609.06202]

J. Renner, A. Cervera, J. A. Hernando, A. Imzaylov, F. Monrabal, J. Munoz, D. Nygren, and J.J. Gomez-Cadenas. Improved background rejection in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments using a magnetic field in a high pressure xenon TPC. JINST 10, P12020 (2015). [arXiv:1509.01821]

J. Renner et al. (NEXT Collaboration). Ionization and scintillation of nuclear recoils in gaseous xenon. Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 793, 62 (2015). [arXiv:1409.2853]

V. Alvarez et al. (NEXT Collaboration). Near-intrinsic energy resolution for 30 to 662 keV gamma rays in a high pressure xenon electroluminescent TPC. Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 708, 101 (2013). [arXiv:1211.4474]

P. Sorensen, M. Heffner, A. Bernstein, J. Renner, and M. Sweany. Towards energy resolution at the statistical limit from a negative ion time projection chamber. Nucl. Instr. Meth. A. 686, 106 (2012). [arXiv:1205.6427]


Fulbright Junior Research Award (Spain): September 2015 - June 2016

The Frederick and Edith Ehrman Fellowship: 2009

The Hitohiro Fukuyo Memorial Scholarship: 2009

Henry Ford II Scholar Award: April 15, 2008