Physics Colloquium: Kate Scholberg
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: Kate Scholberg, Duke University
Title: CEvNS and NINs: Observation of Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering by COHERENT
Abstract: 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.
The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
The MIT Department of Physics hosts a weekly colloquium on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00pm during the spring and fall semesters. A pre-colloquium social is held at 3:30 in room 4-349.