8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment: Goal, Progress and Schedule

9 Aug 2011, 17:00
20m
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

550

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Dr Zhe Wang (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Description

The discovery of neutrino oscillation, as a breakthrough in particle physics, motivated the Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment, which is designed to make a precise measurement of the last unknown neutrino mixing angle theta13, with a sensitivity 0.01 for sin^2(2*theta13), using reactor anti-neutrino from 17.4GW Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant located in Shenzhen, China. This talk will introduce the goal of this experiment including an overall introduction of site and baseline selection, detector optimization, current construction progress and schedule for expected data taking.

Primary author

Dr Zhe Wang (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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