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Physics Colloquium

Thursday, November 30, 2023
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Using Nuclear Reactors to Study Neutrinos
Pedro Ochoa,

Neutrinos are fascinating elementary particles that help us understand the makeup of our universe as well as the sources that produce them. As the most intense human-made source of neutrinos ever built, nuclear reactors have been used to study these elusive particles since their discovery in 1956. In this talk, I will give an overview of the current landscape in reactor neutrino physics. I will first discuss the legacy of current-generation experiments, followed by the opportunities offered by a next-generation project currently under construction that is taking the field to the next level in terms of scale and complexity. I will end by briefly describing a novel approach for neutrino detection with tantalizing prospects for reactor neutrinos and beyond.

Join via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 818 6692 9019

The colloquium is held in Feynman Lecture Hall, 201 E. Bridge.

For more information, please contact Denise Lu by email at [email protected].