Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

New NOvA neutrino oscillation results and future prospects with NOvA and DUNE

Jeffrey Hartnell (Sussex University)


The discovery of the third neutrino mixing angle, theta13, in 2012 opened a door to discovering if CP symmetry is violated in the lepton sector, and the ordering of the neutrino mass eigenstates. NOvA is exploring this new landscape by measuring the appearance of electron neutrinos in a beam of muon neutrinos. With a baseline of 810 km NOvA has nearly triple the matter effect of T2K and sensitivity to the mass hierarchy. In this talk I will present NOvA's very latest results and show what we've learnt about neutrinos. Beyond our current results I will take a look to the future and show what we could learn in the decades to come with DUNE, the successor experiment to NOvA at Fermilab.