Particle Physics Seminar

"The Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment and the Search for Theta13"

Presented by Daniel Dwyer, California Institute of Technology

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 3:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

The Daya Bay neutrino oscillation experiment has the greatest
sensitivity to the neutrino mixing angle $\sin^2 2\theta_{13}$ of all
experiments currently under construction. Our goal is to either
determine the size of this mixing angle, or to establish a limit of
$\sin^2 2\theta_{13}<0.01$. Eight 'identical' detectors, a newly
constructed undergound facility, and multiple nuclear power reactors
will be used to reach this goal. The progress of construction and
recent results from detector testing will be discussed.

Hosted by: David Jaffe

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