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The Dune Experiment: Physics Reach and Progress on Prototyping

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Date and time Jun 11, 2020
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location Zoom meeting

Prof. Nikolina Ilic

University of Toronto

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) represents a bold step forward with a new detector technology and the ability to measure neutrinos over an extremely broad energy range. DUNE will consist of two massive detectors: one located at Fermilab in Illinois, and one located 1300 km away in South Dakota. DUNE will use neutrino beams with energy spectra broader than any other experiment. This spectrum offers a unique opportunity to measure the nature of the neutrino masses, to quantify the matter-antimatter symmetry violation, and to potentially discover additional neutrinos. This talk gives an overview of the LBNF-DUNE facility with an emphasis on sensitivity to exotic signatures such as sterile neutrinos and non-standard interactions. DUNE's sensitivity to solar, atmospheric and supernova neutrinos is discussed. A brief overview of the progress on prototyping is presented. The talk also gives an overview of planned Canadian contributions including the data acquisition system, the calibration system and the near detector.

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