Particle Seminar

Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

Speaker: Shirley Li

Affiliation: SLAC

Time: 2:30PM -- 3:30PM

Location: HP4351

Title: Challenges in modern neutrino oscillation experiments

Abstract: 
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will be the leading
next-generation particle project in the US.  It aims to measure CP violation
in the neutrino sector and determine the mass ordering of neutrinos. 
These measurements are straightforward conceptually but challenging
practically.  One outstanding issue is the modeling of GeV neutrino-nucleus
interaction.  With a lack of a proper theoretical framework, it is not only
difficult to simulate neutrino events in the detector accurately but also
difficult to assess its impact on the physics measurements.  I will discuss
our attempts at assessing the cross section uncertainty impact and the
way forward.