CERN Colloquium

Status and Prospects of the JUNO neutrino experiment

by Prof. Wang Yifang (Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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The JUNO experiment located at Jiangmen in the south of China nearby Macau is primarily a reactor neutrino experiment at a baseline of 53 km. With a total target mass of 20 kt liquid scintillator, it can measure precisely the reactor neutrino spectrum to determine the mass hierarchy and to improve the precision of neutrino mixing parameters by an order of magnitude. It is one of the best experiment for supernova neutrinos, solar neutrinos and geoneutrinos, as well as searches for new physics. In this talk, I will report the design, the technology development and the construction status of the detector. Data taking of the JUNO experiment is expected to be around the end of this year. Possible upgrades in the future will be also discussed.

Wang Yifang is a Chinese particle and accelerator physicist. He is director of the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and known for contributions to neutrino physics, in particular his leading role (with Kam-Biu Luk) at Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment to determine the last unknown neutrino mixing angle θ 13.
After earning his bachelor's degree in physics at Nanjing University (1984) he was with Samuel CC Ting at the L3 experiment the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP) of CERN. Wang worked and studied at the University of Florence obtaining PhD in Physics, then worked at Laboratory for Nuclear Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Stanford University and joined the Institute of High Energy Physics(IHEP), China in 2001 as a researcher and became the Director in 2011.

Coffee and tea served at 16:00.

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Pippa Wells

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