Type: 
Colloquium
Date-Time: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 16:00
Location: 
WNGR116
Event Speaker: 
Kendall Mahn
Local Contact: 
Heidi Schellman
Abstract: 

Neutrinos are a tiny subatomic particle with surprising properties under active study. In particular, neutrinos oscillate, that is, they convert from one type of neutrino to another, is a surprising phenomenon under active study. The origin of neutrino mass is important for astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics, and many open questions surrounding neutrino oscillation exist. The Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) neutrino oscillation experiment sends a beam of muon flavor neutrinos or antineutrinos 295km across Japan. This colloquium will discuss the state of the field of neutrino oscillation physics, recent results from T2K, and the bright future and capabilities of future accelerator based neutrino experiments. 

Refreshments: 
Refreshments will be offered half an hour before the colloquium in Weniger 379