SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

Neutrino Factories

Date: 6/26/2000

Heidi Schellman
Prof.,Northwestern Univ.

Over the past two years, results from atmospheric neutrinos and improved studies of solar neutrinos have made a convincing case for neutrino oscillations with large mixing angles and at least two mass scales. These measurements indicate, at the minimum, a neutrino sector at least as rich as the quark sector. Over the next few years several experiments will be able to get rough estimates of the larger mixing angles by performing 200-700 baseline experiments at the MeV and GeV oscillations due to matter effects, and CP violation are believed to only be accessible in accelerator based experiments with baselines above 2000 km and beam energies above 20 GeV. Such beams will require unprecedented fluxes to give adequate statistics at such distances and will also yield event rates high enough in close experiments to do high statistics studies of neutrino scattering from polarized targets. The speaker will provide a preview of some of the measurements you may be seeing at Neutrino 2015 - precision measurements of the Maki-Nakagawa-Sakata mixing matrix with CP violation and a definitive measurement of the quark and antiquark contributions to proton spin.

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