25-29 August 2014
Schloss Waldthausen, Mainz, Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone

Experimental searches on sterile neutrinos

26 Aug 2014, 17:00
Schloss Waldthausen, Mainz, Germany

Schloss Waldthausen, Mainz, Germany

Heavy Quarks & Leptons Neutrino Physics


Prof. Michael Wurm (JGU Mainz/PRISMA)


While neutrino oscillations among the three active neutrino flavors are by now well established, several anomalies observed at relatively short baselines in oscillation experiments hint towards the existence of one or more additional sterile neutrino flavors. As a consequence, several experiments are in preparation that are dedicated to test the sterile neutrino hypothesis. The present contribution gives an overview of the on-going experimental efforts, highlighting the two projects that are foreseen to start in 2015: SOX deploying a radioactive neutrino source at short distance from the BOREXINO detector at LNGS, and STEREO searching for sterile neutrino oscillations at short distance from the ILL reactor core.

Primary author

Prof. Michael Wurm (JGU Mainz/PRISMA)

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