Jelena Maricic

Jelena Maricic


Drexel University


Thursday, January 22, 2009

4:00 p.m.

Cardwell 102

Small Neutrinos for Big Discoveries


We  are in a midst of a very exciting era in neutrino physics. After the confirmation of neutrino oscillations and the discovery of neutrino mass, the field is moving toward even more fundamental questions like neutrino mass hierarchy and existence of CP violation in leptons. Answering any of these questions requires state of the art experiments. In my talk, I will start with a historical overview of neutrino oscillations, motivation for search for theta_13 with Double Chooz, and future CP violation search with LBDUSEL experiment. In the end, I will briefly address how we can use neutrinos to answer important questions in geology and potential safeguard applications.