Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (INPA) at LBNL

The INPA Seminar weekly talks are on Fridays, starting at 12:00 pm, unless informed otherwise. The seminar talk starts with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically, the talks conclude by 1:00 pm. The seminars are held in the Sessler Conference Room,  located in Bldg. 50A- 5132.

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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


50A-5132- Sessler
50A-5132 Sessler Conference Room CA

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

CPTea Series (also known as INPA Tea Series)

The Physics Division CPTea Series invites you to an In-Person Tea Series 1st Friday of every month at 3:30 pm INPA Conference Room 50-5026.

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. The pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

Erica Hall