Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

High Energy Neutrinos from the Sky and Through the Earth

Kate Scholberg
Duke University

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Stirling A

Abstract:

The progress in neutrino physics over the past ten years has been tremendous: we have learned that neutrinos have mass and change flavor. I will pick out one of the threads of the story-- the measurement of flavor oscillation in neutrinos produced by cosmic ray showers in the atmosphere, and its confirmation in long distance beam experiments. I will present the history, the current state of knowledge, and how the next generation of high intensity beam experiments will address some of the remaining puzzles.