15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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A long distance for the smallest particle: recent results from long baseline neutrino experiments

16 Jun 2014, 15:45
30m
C-112 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)

C-112

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) (M2-4) Neutrinos Long Baseline PPD-DNP / Neutrinos sur de longues distances - PPD-DPN

Speaker

Kendall Mahn (TRIUMF)

Description

One of the most promising investigations of beyond-the-Standard-Model physics has been the study of neutrino oscillation, that is, the conversion of neutrinos from one flavor to another as they propagate. While neutrino oscillation is studied in a wide variety of laboratories, the strongest constraints on the neutrino oscillation mixing parameters, theta23 and Dm2(32) come from long baseline neutrino experiments. A long baseline neutrino experiment employs a particle accelerator to produce a neutrino beam which travels 100-1000km in one of the grandest tests of quantum mechanics imaginable. This talk will describe how long baseline experiments are shaping our understanding of neutrino oscillation physics, with the latest results from experiments around the world such as T2K, NOvA, and OPERA.

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