Neutrinos: Small Particles, Big Problems

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October 20, 2011

Neutrinos: Small Particles, Big Problems

A very brief (15 minutes) flight through the history and exciting future of neutrinos. Delivered to the joint Physics-Chemistry post-graduate seminars at the University of Warwick.

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Daniel Scully

October 20, 2011
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  1. Neutrinos Daniel Scully Warwick Particle Physics

  2. E( A ) = E( B ) + E( e-

    ) A B e- Beta Decay
  3. Beta Decay A B e-

  4. Beta Decay υ e A B e-

  5. [ LOS ALAMOS ] Project POLTERGEIST

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  10. Neutrino Oscillations Solar Atmospheric ν e ν → μ ν

    μ → ν τ ν μ → ν e θ 12 θ 23 θ 13
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  12. Neutrino Oscillations Solar Atmospheric ν e ν → μ ν

    μ → ν τ ν μ → ν e θ 12 θ 23 θ 13
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  14. N( ν e ) Expected = 1.5 ± 0.3 N(

    ν e ) Observed= 6 θ 13 = 0 excluded at 2.5σ Data taking resumes in 2012...
  15. Neutrinos Daniel Scully Warwick Particle Physics