Exploring ν Territory: Using LArTPC Technology by Yun-Tse Tsai
Host: Prof. Mitchell Soderberg/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960
202 Physics Bldg.
Refreshments at 3:30 pm and the talk starting at 3:45 pm
Neutrinos are the electrically neutral elementary particles with finite mass. The discovery of the non-zero masses is the first instance of a conflict with the Standard Model of particle physics, which has successfully described elementary particles and interactions but leaves questions unanswered. The fruitful results from neutrino experiments in the past two decades have opened a window to a new territory, and further measurements are required to address fundamental questions.
In this talk, I will introduce the core topics of neutrino physics, the requirements of neutrino experiments, focusing on the technology of liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC). In particular, I will discuss measuring neutrinos from supernova explosions. I will talk about the MicroBooNE experiment, the first large LArTPC in the U.S., its recent results, and the future LArTPC experiments.