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Friday, April 21, 2006
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
[Host: Brad Cox]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
"Recent Results and Future Prospects in Neutrino Physics"
More than 40 years ago, a Nobel Prize winning experiment showed that
neutrinos come in distinct flavors: neutrinos created in association
with muons produced only muons when they interacted, and not electrons.
Over the past decade, however, a series of experiments have established
that the flavor of a neutrino does indeed change with time. The most
likely explanation of this phenomenon is neutrino flavor oscillation,
requiring a finite neutrino mass and therefore an extension of the
Standard Model of Particle Physics. Related physics at energies far
beyond direct experimental reach may well explain the preponderance of
matter over antimatter in the universe. The impact of accelerator-based
experiments in our understanding of neutrino masses and flavor will be
discussed, with an emphasis on current and anticipated experiments at
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