Seminars and Journal Clubs

The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO): Its Physics Potentials

by Raveendrababu Karnam (CP3)

1/3rd floor-E.349 - Seminar room (E.349) (Cyclotron (chemin du Cyclotron, 2, Louvain-la-Neuve))

1/3rd floor-E.349 - Seminar room (E.349)

Cyclotron (chemin du Cyclotron, 2, Louvain-la-Neuve)


The upcoming 50 kt magnetized iron calorimeter (ICAL) detector at the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is designed to study the atmospheric neutrinos and antineutrinos separately over a wide range of energies and path lengths. The primary focus of this experiment is to explore the Earth matter effects by observing the energy dependence of the atmospheric neutrinos in the multi-GeV range. This study will be crucial to address some of the outstanding issues in neutrino oscillation physics, including the fundamental issue of neutrino mass hierarchy. In this talk, I will introduce the experiment to the audience and discuss its physics motivation.