Amy Roberts, Ph.D.

Amy Roberts
Assistant Professor

Office: North Classroom 3123E

Spring 2019 Office Hours: Wednesdays 5 PM till 7 PM on the first floor of the Auraria Library, or by appointment (email recommended!)


Ph.D. Physics, University of Notre Dame, 2013
B.S. Physics, SUNY - Stony Brook, 2004
B.S. Mathematics, SUNY - Stony Brook, 2004


My research focuses on two areas: understanding energy deposition in low-threshold detectors, and building software solutions that solve common data, software, and analysis problems for the nuclear physics community and broader communities that also depend on data.

I am a member of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search collaboration, which specializes in sensing the faintest possible signals from highly-sensitive phonon detectors.  This collaboration searches for “dark matter” particles, which are hypothesized to make up fully 80% of the universe’s mass but have never been directly detected.

Selected Publications

The SuperCDMS Collaboration. First Dark Matter Constraints from a SuperCDMS Single-Charge Sensitive Detector. Phys. Rev. Lett., 121:051301, 2018.

The SuperCDMS Collaboration. Low-mass dark matter search with CDMSlite. Phys. Rev. D, 97:022002, 2018.

The SuperCDMS Collaboration. Projected Sensitivity of the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment. Phys. Rev. D, 95:082002, 2017.

The SuperCDMS Collaboration. New results from the search for low-mass weakly interacting massive particles with the cdms low ionization threshold experiment. Phys. Rev. Lett., 116:071301, 2016.

S. J. Seestrom, E. R. Adamek, D. Barlow, L. J. Broussard, N. B. Callahan, S. M. Clayton, C. Cude-Woods, S. Currie, E. B. Dees, W. Fox, P. Geltenbort, K. P. Hickerson, A. T. Holley, C.-Y. Liu, M. Makela, J. Medina, D. J. Morley, C. L. Morris, J. Ramsey, A. Roberts, D. J. Salvat, A. Saunders, E. I. Sharapov, S. K. L. Sjue, B. A. Slaughter, B. VornDick, P. L. Walstrom, Z. Wang, T. L. Womack, A. R. Young, and B. A. Zeck. Upscattering of ultracold neutrons from gases. Phys. Rev. C, 92:065501, Dec 2015.

A. Roberts, A.N. Villano, A.M. Howard, and J.J. Kolata. A simple cosmic-ray veto shield for low-rate neutron measurements. NIMA, 783:28 – 34, 2015.

A. Roberts, A. M. Howard, J. J. Kolata, A. N. Villano, F. D. Becchetti, P. A. DeYoung, M. Febbraro, S. J. Freeman, B. P. Kay, S. A. McAllister, A. J. Mitchell, J. P. Schiffer, J. S. Thomas, and R. O. Torres-Isea. Proton pair correlations and the neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge. Phys. Rev. C, 87:051305, 2013.