Daniel W. K. Ngai, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Observation of Electron-antineutrino Disappearance at Daya Bay
Argonne Physics Division Seminar - 19 Mar 2012

Single-particle states in covariant density functional theory: successes, problems and solutions

Neutrino oscillations have been observed in experiments measuring solar, atmospheric, accelerator and reactor neutrinos. The values of two mixing angles $\theta_{12}$ and $\theta_{23}$ have been pinned down while the value of $\theta_{13}$ was still poorly known. The Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment was designed to measure $\sin^{2}2\theta_{13}$ with a sensitivity of 0.01 or better by detecting antineutrinos from nuclear reactors with multiple identically designed detectors at different baselines. In this talk, the design and performance of the Daya Bay experiment and the first physics result obtained from 55 days of data will be presented.