Towards an International Design for a Neutrino Factory
- Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
- Event date: 10th May 2007
- Speaker: Paul Soler (University of Glasgow)
- Location: Room 6206, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
There is great interest in the particle physics community to build a high intensity neutrino source for future neutrino oscillation experiments that will be able to have access to CP violation in the lepton sector and could also be the first stage towards a high energy muon collider. In this seminar I will summarise the world-wide effort towards achieving an International Design Study (IDS) for a neutrino factory. The first phase of this effort consisted in an International Scoping Study (ISS), lasting one year between 2005 and 2006, to define the scope and options to be studied further in the design study. I will cover the main conclusions from this scoping study, including the physics case for such a facility and the baseline accelerator and detector options adopted. I will also describe the plans for the future and possible timelines to realise this exciting new international facility.
The experimental particle physics seminar series invites speakers from all over Europe to discuss the latest developments at the LHC, accelerator and non-accelerator based neutrino physics, hardware R&D and astroparticle physics. .