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Colloquium

SNO+

Mark Chen, Queens University
Wed, 2018-11-14 15:30 - 16:30
Room 111, Physics Building

SNO+ is the successor to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.  SNO+ will be filled with liquid scintillator in place of the heavy water that was in the original SNO experiment.  The neutrino physics goals of SNO+ include low energy solar neutrinos, reactor and geo antineutrinos, and supernova neutrinos.  In addition, 1.3 tonnes of Te-130 will be added to the liquid scintillator enabling SNO+ to search for neutrinoless double beta decay, with sensitivity to Majorana neutrino mass in the inverted mass hierarchy parameter region.  This talk will describe the SNO+ detector and will present the status of the experiment and preliminary results.

Mark Chen is the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair, Professor, in Particle Astrophysics at Queen's University.  He is the Director and Spokesperson for the SNO+ experiment.  Dr. Chen's PhD is from Caltech.  His postdoc was at Princeton University where he was also Assistant Professor, and where he worked on the Borexino solar neutrino experiment.  He returned to Canada in 2000 to join Queen's University and the SNO experiment.