Schuster Colloquium: Probing the neutrino mass in the laboratory - new results from KATRIN
|Starts:||15:00 12 May 2021|
|Ends:||16:00 12 May 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Physics and Astronomy|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
Join us for a virtual Schuster Colloquium with Professor Dr Susanne Mertens from the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich.
With a mass at least six orders of magnitudes smaller than the mass of an electron – but nonzero – neutrinos are a clear misfit in the Standard Model of Particle Physics. On the one hand, its tiny mass makes the neutrino one of the most interesting particles, one that might hold the key to physics beyond the Standard Model. On the other hand this minute mass leads to great challenges in its experimental determination. Three approaches are currently pursued: An indirect neutrino mass determination via cosmological observables, the search for neutrinoless double betadecay, and a direct measurement based on the kinematics of single betadecay. This talk will present the idea and status of these approaches and highlight the latest results of the KATRIN experiment.
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