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University of Mississippi

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  • Tue
    29
    Mar
    2022

    Colloquium: The Search for Sterile Neutrinos with the ICARUS Detector at Fermilab

    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Biswaranjan Behera
    Department of Physics
    Colorado State University

    The Search for Sterile Neutrinos with the ICARUS Detector at Fermilab

    The 476-ton active mass ICARUS T-600 liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) was a pioneering development that became the template for neutrino and rare event detectors, including the massive next generation international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. It began operation in 2010 at the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratories and was transported to Fermilab in the US in 2017. To ameliorate the impact of shallow depth operation at Fermilab, the detector was enhanced with the addition of a new high granularity light detection system inside the LAr volume and an external cosmic ray tagging system. Currently in the final stages of commissioning, ICARUS is the largest LArTPC ever to operate in a neutrino beam. In this talk I will describe how ICARUS will resolve a long-standing neutrino anomaly that favors the existence of a new, non-interacting, "sterile" neutrino.

     

     

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