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SPEAKER: Ciaran Hasnip – University of Oxford – TITLE: The DUNE Neutrino PRISM
December 7, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This is an IN-PERSON Event
Location: Sessler Conference Room – 50A-5132
TITLE: The DUNE Neutrino PRISM
The observation of neutrino flavour oscillations, and the non-zero neutrino mass, is the first confirmed measurement of physics beyond the standard model of particle physics. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is a next-generation neutrino experiment designed to study these flavour oscillations in a 1300 km baseline neutrino beam. DUNE aims to measure CP violation in the lepton sector, determine the neutrino mass hierarchy and precisely measure the neutrino oscillation parameters in a single experiment. The Precision Reaction Independent Spectrum Measurement (PRISM) concept presents a novel way to perform a neutrino oscillation analysis, which has the potential to significantly reduce the impact of neutrino cross section systematic uncertainties in DUNE through the use of data-driven predictions of the measured neutrino event rate. After introducing the physics of neutrino oscillations, this seminar will review the DUNE experiment and the role PRISM will play in its physics program.