Physics Colloquium
Dr. Lindley Winslow
University of California Los Angeles
Department of Physics & Astronomy

Lindley Winslow

    ReVolution: Exciting Times in Neutrino Physics

102 Cardwell Hall
April 15, 2013
4:30 p.m.

The neutrino remains the most mysterious of the standard model particle. These secret agents of the weak interaction can pass through light years of matter without leaving a trace; however, recently several experiments have forced the neutrino to give up some of its secrets. In this talk, I will present an overview of the field from surprising results from experiments designed to measure what was the last unknown mixing angle governing neutrino oscillation θ13 to experiments now coming online which aim to answer the fundamental question of whether the neutrino is its own antiparticle. All of these are difficult measurements requiring large detectors. It may be that the very tiny nanocrystals known as quantum dots, which have been so successful in imaging applications, may find applications in the next generation of neutrino experiments. Preliminary work on this topic will also be presented.


Refreshments in CW 119 at 4:15 p.m.