Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Thu., July 05, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Precision Studies with Reactor Antineutrinos: Daya Bay and Beyond

Karsten M. Heeger, University of Wisconsin
Building 6008 Conference Room

Experiments with reactor antineutrinos have played an important role throughout the history of neutrino physics. Recently the Daya Bay experiment observed the disappearance of electron antineutrinos over kilometer-scale baselines and measured the neutrino mixing angle theta13 using one of the largest data sets of reactor antineutrinos ever collected. Experiments with reactor neutrinos at much shorter baselines of several meters offer opportunities for precision studies of the reactor antineutrino spectrum, the search for sterile neutrinos, and for the development of novel detectors for reactor monitoring. I will describe the recent results of the Daya Bay experiment and discuss prospects for future reactor experiments.

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri 574-6124