Unlocking the mysteries of the neutrino and its mass through the nucleus: my new research program in the PPE group

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

Unlocking the mysteries of the neutrino and its mass through the nucleus: my new research program in the PPE group

  • Event time: 4:00pm until 5:00pm
  • Event date: 14th January 2022
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

I'm a new fellow here at Edinburgh, and the overblown title of this talk is straight from my fellowship proposal. I'll give a quick introduction to the exciting physics possibilities neutrino experiments can explore - and explain how nuclear effects can affect our ability to realise them. I'll tell you about my multi-faceted approach to understanding how neutrinos behave with nuclei, by studying neutrino interactions at Fermilab's liquid-argon detectors and electron scattering with the e4nu collaboration; and I'll introduce a new area of research that I've brought to Edinburgh - neutrinoless double-beta decay, and the SuperNEMO experiment. I'll explain how the same nuclear effects can affect all of these, and how these different experiments might help each other reduce their uncertainties.

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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. .

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