California State University Long Beach

Monday, December 4, 2017
11:15 am in PH1-223

(Refreshments served at 10:45am in HSCl-224)

The Next Questions in Neutrino Physics
Prof. Ryan Patterson
California Institute of Technology

The discovery that neutrinos are massive particles has opened up a host of new questions with connections to particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology.  The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment is addressing the next unknowns in the neutrino sector, including the ordering of the neutrino masses, details of flavor mixing, and whether neutrinos respect CP symmetry.  After a review of the physics context, I will discuss NOvA’s experimental design, physics program, and recent results.  I will also introduce the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), an ambitious next-generation project for neutrino science and nucleon decay searches.