CUORE (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events) is a ton-scale experiment designed to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in tellurium-130, a lepton-number-violating process. As the first ton-scale macro-bolometer experiment in operation, with background levels significantly lower than predecessor experiments, the CUORE detector represents a major advancement in this technology. CUORE began collecting data in May, and has accumulated 86.3 kg yr of TeO2 exposure in two month-long datasets. We present the first results from a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in these datasets, along with an overview of the CUORE detectors and technology and our projected future sensitivity to neutrinoless double-beta decay.
Pizza will be served starting at 11:45 a.m. outside the Wright Lab/WLC-108 Conference Room.