Teppei Katori is an experimental particle physicist. He obtained his BSc at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Dr Katori obtained his PhD at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. There he worked on the MiniBooNE and SciBooNE experiments under Prof. Rex Tayloe. Dr Katori did his postdoc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, working on the MicroBooNE experiment within Prof. Janet Conrad's group. Dr Katori was appointed as a lecturer of Queen Mary University of London, UK. In 2019, he moved to King's College London, UK. Dr Katori is a recipient of the 2012 IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) C11 young scientist prize and the 2013 APS (American Physical Society) Henry Primakoff award.
Dr Katori has a wide interest in particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics, both theory and experiment. His main focus is the neutrino physics, including understanding the properties of neutrinos and using neutrinos as tools to search for new physics. Dr Katori studies the structure of neutrino masses through neutrino oscillations in T2K and Hyper-Kamiokande experiments.
Neutrino interaction physics is one of his main research topics. This is the key to understand neutrinos since neutrinos are invisible and neutrino kinematics are reconstructed from particles created by neutrino interactions with nuclei. Therefore, a precise understanding of neutrino-nucleus interactions is extremely important to study neutrino properties. Dr Katori is one of the founding members of a collaboration, NuSTEC (Neutrino Scattering Theory-Experiment Collaboration). Through the NuSTEC, Dr Katori promotes efforts to understand neutrino-nucleus interactions and he runs various workshops and schools. Dr Katori is also the editor of the mailing list for neutrino interaction physicists, "NuSTEC-News", and he manages the NuSTEC-News facebook page.
Dr Katori is an associate member of the IceCube collaboration. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a gigaton-scale neutrino telescope located in Antarctica. High-energy neutrinos detected by the IceCube are unique tools to understand various fundamental properties. Dr Katori’s main interest in the IceCube is to look for new physics including quantum gravity motivated phenomena such as violation of Lorentz invariance. These new spacetime effects might be hidden in the vacuum everywhere with a very small effect, and that can be detected only by extremely sensitive systems. Neutrino interferometry with high-energy neutrinos may be one of the best tools to look for new physics. Dr Katori is also a committee member of IoP APP (Institute of Physics Astroparticle Physics) and he manages the IoP APP facebook page.