Particle Physics Seminar: Dr. Mattia Fani, LANL/CERN


Location: 415 Nieuwland Science (View on map )

Dr. Mattia Fani
Research Associate

Neutrino oscillation is a powerful tool for investigating physics beyond the Standard Model, but many unanswered questions remain. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will measure Charge-Parity Violation in the neutrino sector with unprecedented precision, potentially shedding light on the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe, studying supernova collapse, and exploring physics beyond the standard model. DUNE consists of two neutrino detectors (Near and Far) placed in the world's most intense neutrino beam, originated from Fermilab. Both the detectors will use the LArTPC (Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber) technology to image neutrino interactions. Two large-scale DUNE prototype detectors, ProtoDUNEs, are the largest LArTPCs ever built. They are currently operational at CERN and are being exposed to the charged particle beams to measure hadron cross-sections on argon and study energy resolution, particle identification, and develop calibration techniques for the DUNE Far Detector. The success of DUNE requires outstanding detector performance and measurement precision. In this presentation, I will introduce DUNE and its physics and provide an overview of the results obtained from ProtoDUNE. I will also discuss the calibration strategy for LArTPC detectors located deep underground.

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