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Neutrino Physics in the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Era

Georgia Karagiorgi, Columbia University
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 4:00pm
PAA A-102

Neutrino research is a fertile field for probing new physics beyond the Standard Model. The discovery of neutrino oscillations two decades ago uncovered limitations in our understanding of fundamental particle physics, and required an extension to the Standard Model in order to accommodate non-zero neutrino masses and a "three-neutrino oscillation" picture. At the same time, a number of experimental anomalies accumulated over several decades suggest that new physics beyond the three-neutrino picture may also be at play. With the goal of advancing our understanding of neutrinos, and probing the “unknown”, an expansive Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program has been launched at U.S. Fermi National Lab, employing state-of-the-art liquid argon time projection chamber detectors. This detector technology is revolutionizing the way we study neutrino interactions, allowing us to probe deeper into the way neutrinos interact with matter and their properties than ever before. This talk will review recent results from the first of the SBN experiments (MicroBooNE) and future physics prospects for SBN for the next few years.

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