Nuclear Particle Astrophysics (NPA) Seminar: Erica Smith, Indiana University, “Recent Results from the NOvA Experiment “

Event time: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab (WNSL), 216 See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The discovery of neutrino mass in 1998 led to a global effort to understand their properties by studying neutrino oscillations. We have learned much since then, but there are still many open questions: Which neutrino is heaviest? Do neutrino properties exhibit symmetries? Is there more to the story than the standard three flavor oscillation framework? Can neutrinos explain why there is more matter than antimatter in the universe? The NOvA experiment aims to answer these questions by sending neutrino and antineutrino beams produced at Fermilab 810 km to a 14 kiloton detector located in northern Minnesota. In this talk, I will introduce neutrinos and the questions surrounding them, discuss the design of the NOvA experiment, and summarize the most recent neutrino and antineutrino results from the experiment.