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Patrick Huber (Virginia Tech)
I will briefly review the current status of neutrino oscillation and highlight the open issues. The current generation of neutrino experiments Double Chooz, Daya Bay, T2K and NOvA have started to probe theta_13 and soon will deliver a first measurement. However, they can not test the mass hierarchy or study leptonic CP violation, therefore even larger facilities are needed. I will present the...
Joshua Albert (Duke University)
The T2K experiment is designed to study neutrino oscillation. In particular, it is designed to measure the final, previously unmeasured oscillation mixing angle, known as theta_13. This mixing angle is responsible for allowing muon neutrinos to oscillate to electron neutrinos. T2K features a nearly pure beam of muon neutrinos, produced at the J-PARC accelerator complex in Tokai, on the East...
Patricia Vahle (College of William and Mary)
Massive neutrinos provide the first hints at physics beyond the standard model. Current and future neutrino experiments aim to further refine our understanding of neutrino mixing, one of the implications of neutrino mass. Two of these experiments, MINOS and NOvA, are long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments in the Fermilab NuMI neutrino beam line. Both the currently running MINOS...
Jonathan Link (Virginia Tech)
The last unknown neutrino mixing matrix element, theta_13, holds the key to lepton based CP violation and to determining the ordering of the neutrino mass states. The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, which has just started to take data will have the best reach in theta_13 sensitivity for the next decade. The experiment will be discussed, including current status and future prospects.