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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    Colloquium: Exploring the Neutrino Physics with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Jingbo Wang
    Department of Physics
    University of California — Davis

    Exploring the Neutrino Physics with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

    One of the biggest surprises in particle physics is that the neutrinos have mass, which was discovered by the neutrino oscillation experiments. This fundamental property of neutrinos leads to some new questions. What is the ordering of the neutrino mass states? Do the neutrinos violate the matter/antimatter symmetry? What characteristics does the neutrino mixing matrix have? The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will address these questions with the high-precision Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technology. In this talk, I will give a brief overview of neutrino oscillations, then describe DUNE and its physics programs. I will also talk about the Pulsed Neutron Source as a newly proposed calibration technique for liquid argon TPCs. The precision measurements of the neutrinos will open a window to new physics beyond the standard model. The future and prospects will be discussed.