School of Physics and Astronomy

THIRD GENERATION LONG-BASELINE NEUTRINO OSCILLATION EXPERIMENTS, FOCUSING ON LBNE

22 November 2013

Time: 3:30pm
Venue: GO Jones 208

Series: 
PPRC Seminars
Speaker: 
Jeff Hartnell
 
Abstract: 

The recent discovery in 2012 of the last neutrino mixing angle, theta13, has opened a door for determining the CP violating phase as well as resolving the mass hierarchy and the octant of theta23; some of the last unknown parameters of the standard model extended to include neutrino mass. Third generation accelerator long-baseline experiments are planned in the US and Japan with the primary aim of discovering leptonic CP violation (in the 2020/2030s!). The LBNE collaboration plans to build a new neutrino beam at Fermilab along with a Far detector at a distance of 1300 km located in the Homestake mine in South Dakota. Ambitious plans for a huge 34,000 ton liquid argon time-projection chamber (LArTPC) deep underground are envisaged. At Sussex we plan to get involved in an upcoming prototype LBNE LArTPC at Fermilab that is three orders of magnitude smaller, weighing in at only 35 tons, yet still about the size of my office.

Attachments:
hartnellLBNEQMUL2013.pdf [PDF 7,798KB]