Hamilton Colloquium Series - Yifang Wang, Institute of High Energy Physics (Beijing): "Daya Bay neutrino experiment and the future"

Thu, Dec 4, 2014, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Jadwin A10

Recently reactor neutrino experiments have made important contributions to the neutrino oscillation. I will introduce the Daya Bay experiment which observed for the first time the neutrino mixing angle θ13 with a statistical significance of 5.2 σ. The concept of the experiment, the detector construction and data analysis will be described. The next generation reactor neutrino experiment, JUNO, is about to start the construction in China. This experiment can determine the neutrino mass hierarchy and improve the precision of neutrino mixing parameters by one order of magnitude. It is also sensitive to supernova neutrinos, geoneutrinos and many others. I will also describe a new idea of neutrino beam for CP phase determination.