Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:00 pm — Videoconference / Virtual Event (see link below)
Abstract: Neutrinos are often nicknamed ghost particles because they interact exceedingly rarely with matter. Large detectors were built to study their properties and they were found to have vanishingly small masses compared to other standard model particles. To explain this phenomenon, the existence of sterile neutrinos, a neutrino that does not experience any known Standard Model interactions but gravitationally, was long speculated. If this hypothesis is true, it could have far-reaching implications in particle physics and cosmology. In this lecture, I will review the history, status, and prospects of searching for sterile neutrinos, with a particular focus on the experimental effort at BNL over the past decade.
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