PLT - Plenary Talks
Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
Accepted: 4 February 2004
Published online: 24 February 2004
This review examines a wide variety of experiments investigating neutrino interactions and neutrino properties from a variety of neutrino sources. We have witnessed remarkable progress in the past two years in settling long standing problems in neutrino physics and uncovering the first evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model in nearly 30 years. This manuscript briefly reviews this recent progress in the field of neutrino physics and highlights several significant experimental arenas and topics for the coming decade of particular interest. These highlighted experiments include the precision determination of oscillation parameters including θ 13, θ 12, Δm12 2 and Δm23 2 as well as a number of fundamental properties are likely to be probed included nature of the neutrino (Majorana versus Dirac), the number of neutrino families and the neutrino’s absolute mass.
PACS: 14.60.Pq Neutrino mass and mixing – 26.65.+t Solar neutrinos – 95.85.Ry Neutrino, muon, pion, and other elementary particles; cosmic rays – 23.40.Bw Weak-interaction and lepton (including neutrino) aspects of beta decay – 13.15.+g Neutrino interactions – 14.60.St Non-standard-model neutrinos, right-handed neutrinos, etc. – 14.60.Lm Ordinary neutrinos (nue, numu, nutau) – 95.55.Vj Neutrino, muon, pion, and other elementary particle detectors; cosmic ray detectors
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