Experimental Particle Physics Seminar

Friday 6 December 2019, 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Venue

Physics C36

Open to

Alumni, Postgraduates, Public, Staff, Undergraduates

Registration

Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

nuSTORM on the route to a multi-TeV muon collider

The nuSTORM facility will provide νe and νµ beams from the decay of low energy muons confined within a storage ring. The instrumentation of the ring, combined with the excellent knowledge of muon decay, will make it possible to determine the neutrino flux at the %-level or better. The neutrino and anti-neutrino event rates are such that the nuSTORM facility serving a suite of near detectors will be able to measure νeN and νµN cross sections with the %-level precision required to allow the next generation of long-baseline neutrino-oscillation experiments to fulfil their potential. The physics potential of nuSTORM also includes exquisitely sensitive searches for light sterile neutrinos such as those that have been postulated to explain the LSND and other neutrino anomalies. I will review the discovery potential of intense, high-brightness stored muon beams and outline the status of the conceptual designs for the muon collider and neutrino factory. I will summarise the status of the R&D that has been performed on the key technological challenges, highlighting the recent measurement of ionization cooling, and outline the challenges that still need to be addressed. I will then present the Neutrinos from Stored Muons (nuSTORM) facility that is being developed in the context of the CERN Physics Beyond Colliders study group. nuSTORM gives us the opportunity to develop the techniques required to embark on the muon-collider journey while making precise cross section measurements that are required for the next generation of long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation experiments to reach their full potential.

Contact Details

Name Dr Andrew Blake
Email

a.blake@lancaster.ac.uk

Telephone number

+44 1524 595060