The next questions in neutrino physics (video)
Ryan Patterson, Assistant Professor of Physics, Caltech
The discovery that neutrinos are massive particles has opened up a host of new questions with connections to particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment is addressing the next unknowns in the neutrino sector, including the ordering of the neutrino masses, details of flavor mixing, and whether neutrinos respect CP symmetry. After a review of the physics context, I will discuss NOvA's experimental design, physics program, and recent results. I will also introduce the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), an ambitious next-generation project for neutrino science and nucleon decay searches.