[PAST EVENT] Daya Bay Seminar

March 8, 2012
10:30am - 11:30am
Small Hall, Room 122
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Abstract: "The phenomenon of neutrino oscillations is well established, however an important neutrino mixing angle theta13 is still unknown. Among other things, this parameter is a key to determining CP violation in the neutrino sector. The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment measures electron antineutrino disappearance, and is designed to determine sin$^2(2\theta_{13})$ with sensitivity better than 0.01 at 90% C.L. Multiple "identical" antineutrino detectors are placed underground at different distances from the reactor cores to minimize the systematic errors and suppress cosmogenic backgrounds. The experiment has been taking data since August 15, 2011. The current status, including the most recent results, and future plans of the experiment will be presented.