Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme

Physics at the AD/PS/SPS (3/4)

by Augusto Ceccucci (CERN)

Thursday, 21 June 2012 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 6-2-024 - BE Auditorium Meyrin )
Lecture 3: Flavour and Neutrinos

The CERN SPS provides kaon and neutrino beams which are unique in the world. The lecture will describe the flavour and  neutrino research conducted with these beams. The flavour programme is centered around the study of kaons. It includes a broad spectrum of topics such as CP-Violation, the precise determination of quark-mixing parameters, lepton universality and very rare decays.  The CNGS neutrino beam enables to perform long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments with unique features such as the tau lepton appearance.