28 July 2020 to 6 August 2020
virtual conference
Europe/Prague timezone

KATRIN experiment: first neutrino mass result and future prospects

30 Jul 2020, 12:00
virtual conference

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Talk 02. Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Alexey Lokhov (University of Muenster)


The KATRIN experiment aims to measure the effective electron antineutrino mass
with a sensitivity of 0.2 eV/$c^2$ using a gaseous tritium source combined with
the MAC-E filter technique. This direct neutrino mass measurement,
based on the kinematics of the tritium beta-decay, provides a model-independent
way of approaching the neutrino mass scale.

In this talk an overview of the KATRIN experiment, the first engineering and first
science runs are presented. The first neutrino mass results from KATRIN are discussed.
The talk closes with a report of the current status and an outlook on the future prospects

Primary author

Alexey Lokhov (University of Muenster)

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