FPD Seminar

Neutrino photoshoots on a water-Cherenkov catwalk - Stephane Zsoldos (Kings College London)

48/2-224 - Madrone (SLAC)

48/2-224 - Madrone


Neutrino detectors have delivered 3 Nobel prizes in the last three decades. These detectors utilize Cherenkov radiation, which captures the faint light generated by the interaction of neutrinos with the target medium, typically water. The light recorded allows for the determination of the position, direction, and energy of incoming neutrinos.
In the future, several experimental programs aim to advance the study of neutrinos and measure various aspects such as the conservation of the CP phase in the lepton sector, the neutrino mass hierarchy, and some possible application via the detection of antineutrino flux from reactors for nuclear safety purposes.
In this seminar, I will present modern and future ideas for designing the next generation of water-Cherenkov detectors, focusing on the Hyper-Kamiokande detector, the flagship neutrino experiment located in Japan. By incorporating simple concepts from information theory, we can effectively address the challenges and physics requirements of this experimental program.
Following a discussion on event reconstruction, I will delve into the pursuit of the delta CP in the neutrino sector using the T2K and Super-Kamiokande experiments, and outline anticipated enhancements in its future investigation.


Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/98973156241?pwd=cEU5RFdlVXoyc0JTeTlDMkozKzQ5UT09

Organized by

David Charles Goldfinger, Zhi Zheng
(dgoldfinger@stanford.edu, zzheng@slac)