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.

The committee members are:

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.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact Paris Gordon at 510-486-4903 pcgordon@lbl.gov

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VIRTUAL INPA SEMINAR – Gioacchino Ranucci (INFN) Italy

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Gioacchino Ranucci (INFN) Italy

Title: First detection of solar neutrinos from the CNO cycle with Borexino

Abstract: The liquid scintillator detector Borexino reported recently the direct observation of neutrinos produced in the carbon-nitrogen-oxygen (CNO) fusion cycle in the Sun. This is the first experimental evidence of the existence of such reaction sequence in a star. The CNO solar neutrino interaction rate is 7.2 +3.0 −1.7 counts per day per 100 tons of target at 68% C.L., corresponding to a flux of neutrinos on Earth of 7.0 +3.0 −2.0 ×108 cm−2 s −1. The absence of CNO signal is disfavored at 5.0σ. In this seminar, I will describe the technological effort to stabilize the detector and understand the background, which is at root of this achievement, together with the main features of the analysis procedure exploited to extract the CNO signal.

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July 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 Paris Gordon. 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, Paris Gordon.