Neutrinos for the Masses

Note: *Coffee will be served at 3pm; Talk begins at 3:30pm
Speaker: Christopher Grant, Boston University

When: March 20, 2018 (Tue), 03:30PM to 04:30PM (add to my calendar)
Location: SCI 109
Hosted by: David Campbell
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This event is part of the Physics Department Colloquia Series.

Neutrinos are literally everywhere, yet they remain one of the least understood particles in our universe. You could walk into a room full of particle physicists and ask the very simple questions, “What is the mass of the neutrino?” or “How did the neutrino obtain a mass?”. The answers to these questions are less than satisfactory and usually the subject of endless debate. A simple overview of what we know about neutrinos and their masses will be presented. This will lead into an outline of a promising experimental technique to search for neutrino masses on an incredibly tiny scale.