Monday Colloquia Commence on January 25!

January 21, 2016
Bonnie Fleming, Nu Measurements, New Physics:  Short and Long Baseline Electron Neutrino Appearance

Monday,  January 25, 2016, @4:15PM 
Jefferson Lab 250

Tea served @3:30PM  in Jefferson Lab 450   


The past few years have brought foundational results in particle physics with both the Higgs discovery and the measurement of “theta 13” the last of the unknown mixi2ng angles.  With a large value of theta 13, the neutrino community is poised to measure long baseline neutrino oscillations and look for CP violation in the neutrino sector.  At short baselines, puzzles remain with hints from a number of experiments worldwide suggesting new physics.  Long and short baseline accelerator neutrino expiments alike are developing precision Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber detectors to do these electron neutrino appearance searches.  This program envisioned and in progress to address these questions and develop this technology, will be described.

Bonnie T. Fleming, a Professor of Physics at Yale University, is currently leading the effort in accelerator neutrino physics at Yale.   As a graduate student at Columbia University,  Dr. Fleming studied proton structure by observing  high  energy  neutrino-nucleon interactions at the NuTeV experiment at Fermilab.  She then held a Lederman Fellowship at Fermilab working on the MiniBooNE experiment.  She is the Founding and current  Co-spokesperson of the  MicroBooNE experiment at Fermilab and a collaborator on the SBND and DUNE experiment.  Recently Dr. Fleming has taken on a new role at Fermilab spending half of her time as Deputy Chief Research Officer for Neutrinos and continuing with her research program as half time ladder faculty at Yale.