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Tuesday, October 21st 2014
Speaker: Matthew Malek, Imperial College London
Subject: Searching for Leptonic CP Violation with T2K and Hyper-Kamiokande

The observation of leptonic CP violation would offer an explanation for the large matter-antimatter asymmetry in our universe. Early hints can be seen in the tension between results from T2K and the reactor neutrino experiments. The logical next step is construction of a next-generation neutrino experiment, such as Hyper-Kamiokande, that is optimised for the discovery of CP violation in the lepton sector. In this talk, the latest results from the T2K experiment are reviewed, including the first observation of neutrino appearance through oscillation. An overview of the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment will also be presented, focusing on expected sensitivity and the current R&D status.

Faculty Host: Satish Desai

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