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Physics Graduate Student Symposium (PGSS) | The MicroBooNE Neutrino Experiment

Christopher Barnes (U-M Physics)
Thursday, June 27, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
1324 East Hall Map
Despite its postulation in the 1930s and discovery in the 1950s, very little is known about the neutrino, a neutral fundamental particle with thousands of times less mass than the electron that can potentially answer some of the biggest questions in physics. MicroBooNE, an 85-active-ton Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) experiment located at Fermilab in Batavia, IL, seeks to answer one such question: whether more than three types of neutrinos exist. Additionally, MicroBooNE is a means to study neutrino-argon scattering and perform R&D for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), a large-scale LArTPC set to take data in the mid-2020s. In this talk, I will give a brief overview of neutrinos before describing MicroBooNE and its public physics results to date.
Building: East Hall
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Graduate, Graduate Students, Natural Sciences, Talk
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department Colloquia, Department of Physics