Neutrino Oscillation Experiments at the Intensity Frontier
- Carl Bromberg, MSU Physics & Astronomy
Thursday, January 26, 4:10 PM - Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1415
Fermilab intends to remain the best location in the world to perform experiments at the “Intensity Frontier”, by building an external beam of 0.7 MW or more. The primary focus is a study of muon neutrinos transforming to electron neutrinos (a measurement of ), leading to resolution of the neutrino mass hierarchy, and observation of CP-violation in leptons, a possible source of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe. The NOvA experiment, constructing a 15-kT liquid-scintillator detector, is to begin a 6-yr run in 2013. A new technology, the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (50-100 kT), is being developed for a future neutrino oscillation experiment and searches for proton decay. Contributions of MSU to these efforts will be highlighted.