May 7 – 9, 2018
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

What Neutrino Wavepackets?

May 7, 2018, 6:00 PM
15m
G-28 (Benedum Hall)

G-28

Benedum Hall

parallel talk Neutrinos I

Speaker

Andrew Kobach (UC San Diego)

Description

The standard story is that neutrino mass eigenstates are produced as wavepackets at the same point in spacetime and separate along their journey to the detector, which can cause neutrino oscillations to dampen over long baselines. However, we find that when a calculation is done in quantum field theory, making reference to only measured quantities, that a different picture emerges for how neutrinos propagate through spacetime. This could lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms that control the damping of neutrino oscillations.

Primary author

Andrew Kobach (UC San Diego)

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