Date: Wednesday 15th November 2000
Title: Neutrino Physics at KARMEN
Speaker: Dr. Ian Blair (RAL/QMW)
The KARMEN experiment has been running on the ISIS accelerator at the Rutherford Laboratory for over a decade and is scheduled to finish taking data next year. It is investigating a number of aspects of neutrino physics including the prospect of oscillations between different flavours which would arise from non-zero mass. Also, an unexpected anomaly was seen in the time distribution of observed events which could be interpreted as evidence for a previously unknown exotic particle. The experimental technique will be described and the latest results presented.