Neutrinos from the Sky and Through the Earth

Neutrinos from the Sky and Through the Earth

Physics Colloquium

Date

March 14, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Howey

Room

L3

Speaker

Affiliation

Duke University

The progress in neutrino physics over the past fifteen years has been tremendous: we have learned that neutrinos have mass and change flavor. This discovery won the 2015 Nobel Prize. I will pick out one of the threads of the story-- the measurement of flavor oscillation in neutrinos produced by cosmic ray showers in the atmosphere, and further measurements by long-baseline beam experiments. In this talk, I will present the latest results from the Super-Kamiokande and T2K (Tokai to Kamioka) long-baseline experiments, and will discuss how the next generation of high-intensity beam experiments will address some of the remaining puzzles.