Origin of Neutrino Mass and Its Experimental Test

Dr Michael Schmidt (The University of Melbourne)

Since the first experimental evidence of atmospheric neutrino oscillations by Super-Kamiokande in 1998 which implied a non-vanishing neutrino mass there has been a lot of progress in the field of neutrino physics. However several questions are not answered yet: Are neutrinos Dirac or Majorana particles? What is the origin of neutrino mass? What is the absolute neutrino mass scale? What is the mass ordering of neutrinos? Is there CP violation in the neutrino sector?  In this talk I will firstly discuss different aspects of the possible origins of neutrino mass. In the second part of the talk, I will focus on experimental prospects to test neutrino mass generation in neutrino and (lepton) flavour experiments as well as at the LHC.

Wed, 7 May 2014
1.00 PM

Laby Theatre (David Caro Building)