Particle Physics Seminar: Dr. Zoya Vallari, Caltech


Location: 415 Nieuwland Science (View on map )

Probing fundamental symmetries through precision measurement of neutrino oscillations

Dr. Zoya Vallari
Senior Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate in Physics

The existence of non-zero neutrino mass was an unlikely hypothesis when it was first proposed, but it is now an experimentally verified fact. We still know very little about the origins or the magnitudes of neutrino masses, but explaining them will invoke new particles and fields that are not currently incorporated within the Standard Model.

Successful experimental detection of neutrino oscillations provided conclusive evidence of massive neutrinos and highlighted an effective technique for probing the limits of standard model using neutrinos. Long-baseline oscillation experiments continue to provide a rich environment to explore such aspects of fundamental physics.

In this talk, I will outline how neutrino oscillations provide precision measurements of neutrino mixing angles and present an avenue for determining the neutrino mass ordering and the potential discovery of charge-parity (CP) violation in the lepton sector.

I will review the current landscape of the results from the long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments and highlight how the upcoming next-generation experiments are being designed to enhance the precision of these measurements to meet the target sensitivities needed to achieve these ambitious physics goals.

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