Physics Graduate Student Symposium (PGSS) | The MicroBooNE Neutrino Experiment
Christopher Barnes (U-M Physics)
Thursday, June 27, 2019
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.
|Event Type:||Conference / Symposium|
|Tags:||Graduate, Graduate Students, Natural Sciences, Talk|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Department Colloquia, Department of Physics|