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., October 09, 2014, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 N (refreshments served at 10:40 PM)

The Early Days and Development of Low-Energy Neutrino Physics from 1950-Today

Frank Avignone, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
ORNL, Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

The history of the development of experimental low-‐energy neutrino physics from the Cowan and Reines experiment, to the final interpretation of the KamLAND experiment and its implications will be presented. This is intended to paint a clear picture of the field from the discovery of the neutrino to what is known today about this the most prolific elementary particle. The talk will finish with a discussion of neutrino less double beta decay and the principles of operation and the status of CUORE (the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events) and of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR Experiments.

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124