Event Details

Observation of the disappearance of neutrinos

Date: 30 August 2013 (Friday)
Time: 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre LT-10 , Academic Building 1, City University of Hong Kon
Organizer(s): HKNS, HKRPS
Supporter(s): HKARMS, IMechE, HKIE-NE
Speaker: Dr. Leung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong and is also currently the University Radiation Protection Officer. He is one of the founding members of the Hong Kong Radiation Protection Society and has been the Chairman of the Society during the early years of this century. He is also one of the founding members of the Daya Bay Collaboration and has been a Level 2 manager responsible for calibration of the anti-neutrino detectors.
Language: English/Chinese
Contact Person: Dr Louis Liu
Contact Email: info@hkns.hk
Content: For a long time, neutrinos were thought to be massless until the eighties and nineties of the last century when a process called neutrino oscillation was discovered. According to the Standard Model of particle physics, there are 3 types or flavors of neutrinos associated respectively to electrons, muons and tau. Neutrino oscillation is the process through which one flavor of neutrino can change into the other flavors during their flight. The Daya Bay Experiment is designed to measure an oscillation parameter of electron neutrino, called Theta-13, by observing the disappearance of electron anti-neutrinos emitted from the three nuclear power plants in Daya Bay. This talk will give a brief introduction of neutrino oscillation and the Daya Bay Experiment.

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