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Deborah Harris (York University and Fermilab)

Event Details

McDonald Institute Seminar Series

Location: STI 501, and Zoom

Date: November 14, 2023

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Title: Preparing for Precision Neutrino Oscillation Measurements on DUNE

Neutrino Oscillations are one of the precious few signatures of beyond the standard model physics.  Oscillation measurements can give us new insight into what generates particle masses and what might generate the abundance of matter over antineutrino that we currently enjoy.  Making precision oscillation measurements is challenging though, due to the small mass differences among neutrinos, and their tiny  probability to interact with matter.  The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), currently under construction, aims to make precision measurements of neutrino oscillations across a broad range of neutrino energies, with a goal of not only getting precise oscillation parameters in the new standard “3-neutrino-flavour paradigm” but also to test the framework for new interactions.  These measurements require a thorough understanding of the way neutrinos interact in nuclei to get to an oscillation probability as a function of neutrino energy.  This talk will review recent progress on DUNE as well as a few recent neutrino interaction measurements that are helping to lay the foundations for future experiments.

This McDonald Institute seminar will be held in Stirling 501, and on Zoom. Please contact Aaron Vincent to be added to the Queen’s astroparticle listserv, through which the zoom link will be posted.