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Wednesday, October 8th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dan Cronin-Henessey
Subject:  The Neutrino: Nature‚Äôs Most Unusual Fermion
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium

The Standard Model of particle physics is arguably the most successful theory ever and yet we still do not have a proper theory of flavor. Flavor oscillations of neutrinos can provide crucial information concerning mass, mixing and matter/anti-matter asymmetry. I will review several of the most active areas of particle physics that exploit the neutrinos unique properties in order to advance our knowledge of fundamental laws. I will focus on neutrino oscillation experiments and specifically on the most recent experiment, NOvA.

Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman

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