CEvNS And NINs: Observation Of Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering By COHERENT (speaker: Kate Scholberg, Duke University)

Thursday April 26, 2018 4:00 pm

“CEvNS and NINs: Observation of Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering by COHERENT
Coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) is a process in which a neutrino scatters off an entire nucleus and for which the observable signature is a tiny nuclear recoil. The process was first predicted in 1973.  It was measured for the first time by the COHERENT collaboration using the unique, high-quality source of neutrinos from the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a cesium iodide crystal scintillator detector.  This talk will describe COHERENT’s recent measurement of CEvNS, the status and plans of COHERENT’s suite of detectors at the SNS, and future physics reach.
Refreshments at 3:30pm in 4-349 (Pappalardo Community Room)
View the entire physics colloquia schedule at http://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html

Host: Yen-Jie Lee

Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Room 10-250
Refreshments @ 3:30 pm in 4-349 (Pappalardo Community Room)