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2:00 pm, Friday, May 10, 2019
Administration Building, Room 28

"Neutrino Physics", Erica Snider, Science Speakers Series

Neutrinos are the most abundant known matter particle in the universe, yet owing to their weak couplings, are among the most difficult to study and least well understood. Experiments have shown that, in contradiction to the standard model, neutrinos have mass, which leads to the phenomenon of flavor oscillations and opens the possibility that neutrinos might explain the matter-anti-matter asymmetry of the universe.

In this talk, Erica will present a brief history of the research into neutrinos that has brought us to our current understanding, then describe some of the new technologies for producing and detecting neutrinos, along with a few of the current research efforts into understanding the nature of neutrino oscillations and other properties of the neutrino

This lecture is free and open to the public

Erica Snider is a staff scientist at Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) in Illinois. She is interested in neutrino interactions with argon--a primary detection technique for these weakly interacting particles.

Contact: Paul Meyer Reimer, phone 7318, email paulmr@goshen.edu