Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

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


Jennifer Thomas (University College)


The field of neutrino oscillations continues to advance at a fast pace. The recent results presented at Neutrino 2016 show us that goals that used to be vague hopes are now almost a reality: CP violation and the Mass Hierarchy seem to be within reach of present experiments. I will present a summary of the state of the field and a vision of what is to come next from existing and new experiments. I will also talk about CHIPS, a novel, and very recently funded experiment which aims to demonstrate a disruptive reduction in the cost of building a water Cherenkov detector. If successful it could lead the way to Megaton neutrino detectors in the near future, to enable precision measurements of neutrino oscillation parameters within a much shorter timescale than presently planned.