HET Seminar

"Probing New Physics with Neutrino Scattering"

Presented by Ian Shoemaker, Virginia Tech

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 2:30 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Current experimental sensitivities allow for neutrino scattering to be probed over a range of energy scales. In this talk, I'll discuss phenomenological probes of new physics using neutrino scattering at zero, GeV, and EeV momentum transfer. At zero momentum transfer, the forward coherent scattering of neutrinos on background particles provides novel sensitivity to Dark Matter. At MeV-GeV energies, the solar/atmospheric fluxes allow for the production of heavy sterile neutrinos at IceCube and direct detection experiments, resulting in distinctive signatures. Lastly, I'll discuss sterile neutrino scattering in the Earth as a possible explanation of the anomalous EeV events reported by ANITA.

Hosted by: Gopolang Mohlabeng

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