NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forums
Organized by: Prof. Lu Lu
With larger and more precise detectors the full three-flavour structure can to begin to be probed. The mass ordering of the three states is accessible via neutrino interactions with matter as they propagate through the Earth, whilst the possibility that neutrino oscillations violate charge parity symmetry can be probed via electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam. In this talk I will discuss an update to the MINOS atmospheric neutrino analysis, and discuss CHIPS: an R&D experiment aiming to build a large water Cherenkov detector in a flooded mine pit in Northern Minnesota, which deployed a small prototype in the summer of 2014.