26-30 November 2018
Europe/Vienna timezone

Status and physics potential of the JUNO experiment

27 Nov 2018, 14:20
25m
Sitzungssaal

Sitzungssaal

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Invited Talk [4] Neutrino masses, mixing and discrete symmetries Neutrino masses, mixing and discrete symmetries

Speaker

Dr Frederic Perrot (CNRS/IN2P3, Université de Bordeaux, CENBG)

Description

The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a 20 kton multi-purpose liquid scintillator detector with an unprecedented energy resolution of 3% at 1 MeV being built in a dedicated underground laboratory in China and expected to start data taking in 2021. The main physics goal of the experiment is the determination of the neutrino mass ordering with a significance of 3-4 sigma within six years of running using electron anti-neutrinos coming from two nuclear power plants at a baseline of about 53 km. Beyond this fundamental question, JUNO will also have a very rich physics program including the precise measurement at a sub-percent level of the solar neutrino oscillation parameters, the detection of low-energy neutrinos coming from galactic core-collapse supernova, diffuse supernova background, the Sun, the Earth (geo-neutrinos) but also proton decay searches. This talk will give an overview on the JUNO physics potential and the current status of the project.

Content of the contribution Experiment

Primary author

Dr Frederic Perrot (CNRS/IN2P3, Université de Bordeaux, CENBG)

Co-author

On behalf of the JUNO Collaboration

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