College of Science

Seminar: Ryan Patterson [Caltech]

The next questions in neutrino physics

Apr 20, 2017 11:00 AM to Apr 20, 2017 12:00 PM at

The discovery that neutrinos are massive particles has opened up a host of new questions with connections to particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology.  The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment is addressing the next unknowns in the neutrino sector, including the ordering of the neutrino masses, details of flavor mixing, and whether neutrinos respect CP symmetry.  After a review of the physics context, I will discuss NOvA's experimental design, physics program, and recent results.  I will also introduce the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), an ambitious next-generation project for neutrino science and nucleon decay searches.

10:50 a.m. Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Seminar starts

Location 8-241

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