Reactor Neutrino Oscillation Experiments

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Robert D. McKeown, Deputy Director of Science, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, Virginia
Physics Division Seminar
Building 6008, Large Conference Room
Email: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri

The study of antineutrinos emitted by nuclear reactors has been very important in the history of neutrino physics, going back to the first detection of reactor antineutrinos in the 1950's. More recently, experiments with reactor neutrinos have been very successful in establishing the pattern of neutrino mixing and oscillations. Two years ago the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment reported a surprisingly large value of the last unknown mixing angle θ13. I will review these results, including more recent results from Daya Bay. Prospects for future studies to study sterile neutrinos and possibly determine the neutrino mass hierarchy will also be discussed.


Refreshments served at 2:40.


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