17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

SBND: Searching for Sterile Neutrinos and More with Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Near Detector

18 Jul 2016, 14:00
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Banqueting Hall (First Floor); Chair: Gabriella Sciolla; Session Manager: Frederic Mouton ()

Venue: Cutlers' Banqueting Hall (First Floor); Chair: Gabriella Sciolla; Session Manager: Frederic Mouton

Speaker

Georgia Karagiorgi (University of Manchester)

Description

The Short-Baseline Near Detector (SBND) is one of three liquid argon time projection chamber detectors to be situated along the Booster Neutrino Beamline (BNB) at Fermilab and form the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Program. SBND is scheduled to begin operations in 2018. The detector will be situated at merely 110 m from the BNB proton target, which is an ideal location for recording an unprecedentedly large number of neutrino interactions in the energy range of 0.5-1 GeV, and for serving as a high-precision BNB neutrino flux monitor. This is critically necessary for a high-sensitivity search for light (~0.1-10 eV$^2$) sterile neutrino oscillations that SBND will perform as a part of the Fermilab SBN program. Besides searching for light sterile neutrinos, SBND will also be able to search for light (<1 GeV) dark matter and provide constraints to other exotic physics. This talk will describe the current status of SBND and its physics capabilities.

Primary author

Georgia Karagiorgi (University of Manchester)

Presentation Materials

Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×