3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
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Nuclear Matrix Elements for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (15' + 5')

5 Aug 2016, 14:30
Chicago 6 ()

Chicago 6

Oral Presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Jonathan Engel (University of North Carolina)


At present, calculated nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double-beta decay carry a theoretical uncertainty that is hard to quantify but is at least a factor of two or three. That level of uncertainty makes planning and interpreting experiments difficult. Recent progress in nuclear theory and the organization of the theory community, however, should allow more accurate calculations with better estimated errors in the next few years. I describe new methods and the collaborative effort to apply them to double-beta decay.

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Jonathan Engel (University of North Carolina)

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