About the INPA Seminars

All seminars are on Fridays (unless otherwise noted) and start at 12:00 (noon) with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically the talks end by 13:00. The seminars take place in Bldg. 50A, room 5132.

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The following Seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics is tentative. The seminar becomes final usually a few days before the Friday of the talk.

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Giovanni Benato (UCB, LBL) – Waiting for neutrinoless double beta decay with cryogenic calorimeters

April 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Neutrinoless double beta decay is the matter-creating process that is most accessible with the current technology.
Its discovery would demonstrate the non-conservation of lepton number and that neutrinos have a Majorana mass component, and indicate a possible solution for the baryon asymmetry of the universe.
In this seminar, I will review the current status of the search for neutrinoless double beta decay,
discussing the recent developments of models for the calculation of nuclear matrix elements,
and the various possible mechanisms contributing to the process.
In addition, I will report on the current status of the CUORE experiment for the search of neutrinoless double beta decay with cryogenic calorimeters, and on the plans for its upgrade, CUPID.


April 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Sessler Conference Room

INPA guests from campus can now come up to the lab early on Fridays. The INPA Common Room (50-5026) is reserved for our guests from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and from 1 pm to 5 pm. Note that the seminars are now held in 50A-5132 to accommodate a larger number of attendees.

Also, on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm you are welcome to join the INPA Speaker for a brown-bag lunch in the small Pers Hall conference room, 54-130B.

INPA Tea Series

The Physics and Nuclear Science Divisions have together been leaders in revolutionary changes in our understanding of neutrinos and cosmology. Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum. Tea and light refreshments will be served.

INPA Common Room (50-5026)
3:30 pm

Access to the Lab

For a shuttle pass please email Erica Hall. Please note: the pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact, preferably via email, Erica Hall.