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First Neutrino Oscillation Results from NOvA

Dr Gavin Davis, Indiana University

Friday 04 December 2015, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room

NOvA recently released its first oscillation physics results announcing that it is primed to make significant contributions to our understanding of the neutrino sector. NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino experiment that consists of two functionally identical detectors; a 330 ton Near Detector located 100m underground at Fermilab,1 km from the source, and a 14 kton Far Detector located 810 km north in Ash River, MN.

ArgoNeuT & LArIAT: Towards Big Physics through Small LArTPCs

Dr Andrzej Szelc, University of Manchaster

Friday 11 December 2015, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room

The liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) is one of the most promising detector technologies in neutrino physics. It is the technology of choice for DUNE, the multi-kton long baseline neutrino experiment to be built in the US in the next decade. However, the precision of 3D and calorimetric reconstruction of these detectors allows exciting physics measurements even with detectors of almost table-top size. An example is the ArgoNeuT detector, the first LArTPC in a neutrino beam in the...

Tests of Lorentz and CPT violation with neutrinos

Dr Teppei Katori, Queen Mary University of London

Friday 15 January 2016, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room

Insights into hadronic physics beyond LHC energies from studies of cosmic rays with the Pierre Auger Observatory

Prof Alan Watson, University of Leeds

Friday 22 January 2016, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room

The Pierre Auger Observatory was designed to study the properties of cosmic rays with energies above 10e18 eV to beyond 10e20 eV and with it results of importance for particle physics and astrophysics have been obtained. The astrophysical interest lies in discovering the sources of these particles and for this one must measure the energy spectrum and the mass composition: the measurements rely, to a lesser and greater extent respectively, on knowledge of hadronic physics, such as...

Space Science Seminar: Dr Gareth Chisham

Dr Gareth Chisham, British Antarctic Survey

Thursday 04 February 2016, 1400-1500
Lecture Theatre 1, Fylde College

SoLid Experiment

Dr Antonin Vecheret, Oxford University

Friday 05 February 2016, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room

Space Science Seminar: Dr Licia Ray

Dr Licia Ray, MSSL / UCL

Thursday 03 March 2016, 1400-1500
Bowland North Seminar Room 2