Christohper C. Haddock is an NRC postdoctoral fellow working at the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he is responsible for maintaining and operating the alpha gamma device used to calibrate neutron flux monitors for the Beam Neutron Lifetime experiment currently occupying the NG-C beamline at the NCNR. He is also developing a method to deblur images obtained on the neutron imaging beamline NG-6 using artificial neural networks.
Dr. Haddock received a B.S. in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from Indiana University Bloomington. Chris’s thesis experiment focused on polarized neutron spin rotation, where he helped to design, build, and perform an experiment to search for exotic spin-dependent interactions between the neutron and ordinary matter at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Following successful defense of his thesis, Chris spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in Japan where he performed neutron scattering studies on the noble gases at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Center (J-PARC) in search for exotic physics in the form of deviations from the inverse square law of gravity at the nanometer length scale, as well as to provide up to date measurements of the low energy neutron-noble gas scattering cross sections.