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Neutrino Theory Network Workshop



Pedro Machado (Fermilab)

The Neutrino Theory Network (NTN) is an effort supported by the the Department of Energy (DOE) to strengthen the US neutrino theory community and its impact on the US neutrino experimental program. The NTN aims to strengthen the theoretical neutrino physics research effort in the United States and its impact on the domestic and international experimental programs. At present, the network research focusses on the theoretical description of neutrino interactions, novel signatures and experimental searches, as well as standard and beyond standard physics in the neutrino sector.

This in-person workshop aims to present the latest developments on the aforementioned physics topics, and discuss future directions in theoretical neutrino physics as well as its role supporting the neutrino experimental program.

Due to the current local COVID-19 community levels, the NTN Workshop will be held in a hybrid format, with a maximum of 50 in-person participants. This may subject to change following Fermilab policy (link here).

Partial funding may be available upon request, in particular to postdocs and students. There is no registration fee and the deadline for registration is June 7th.

If you do not have a Fermilab badge, please register and complete the Onsite Access Request before May 25th (link here).

Organizers: John Beacom, Marcela Carena, André de Gouvêa, Pedro Machado, Noemi Rocco.

Further details on the Neutrino Theory Network can be found here.

  • Akif Balantekin
  • Alec Habig
  • Alessandro Lovato
  • Alexander Friedland
  • Alexandre Sousa
  • Alexey Petrov
  • Alexis Nikolakopoulos
  • Aman Desai
  • Andre de Gouvea
  • Andreas Kronfeld
  • Anna Suliga
  • Barbara Skrzypek
  • Bei Zhou
  • Bhaskar Dutta
  • Bhupal Dev
  • Bijaya Acharya
  • Brian Batell
  • Carlos Arguelles Delgado
  • Deborah Harris
  • Donna Naples
  • Graciela Gelmini
  • Ivan Martinez Soler
  • Jaehoon Yu
  • James Simone
  • John Beacom
  • Joshua Isaacson
  • Kaladi Babu
  • Kendall Mahn
  • Kevin McFarland
  • Louis Strigari
  • Marcela Carena
  • Mary Hall Reno
  • Matheus Hostert
  • Michael Wagman
  • Minerba Betancourt
  • Mohammadreza Zakeri
  • Mu-Chun Chen
  • Nina Coyle
  • Noah Steinberg
  • Or Hen
  • Ornella Palamara
  • Patrick Fox
  • Patrick Huber
  • Payel Mukhopadhyay
  • Pedro Machado
  • Rajan Gupta
  • Richard Hill
  • Roni Harnik
  • Ryan Plestid
  • Shirley Li
  • Stephen Parke
  • Susan Gardner
  • Timothy Hobbs
  • Tong Ou
  • Vedran Brdar
  • Vishvas Pandey
  • Volodymyr Takhistov
  • Wanqiang Liu
  • William Kilgore
  • Zahra Tabrizi
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      • 9:00 AM
        Welcome and introduction 15m
        Speaker: Pedro Machado (Fermilab)
      • 9:15 AM
        Interpretation of MicroBooNE results 25m
        Speaker: Ivan Jesus Martinez Soler (Fermilab and Northwestern U.)
      • 9:40 AM
        Achilles: A Modern Theory Driven Event Generator 25m
        Speaker: Joshua Isaacson
      • 10:05 AM
        Astrophysical Neutrinos and Their Entanglement 25m
        Speaker: Baha Balantekin (University of Wisconsin)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 12:15 PM
      • 11:00 AM
        Neutrino Mass Models and Nonstandard Interactions 25m
        Speaker: K.S. Babu (Oklahoma State University)
      • 11:25 AM
        Neutrino Nonstandard Interaction Phenomenology 25m
        Speaker: Bhupal Dev (Washington University in St. Louis)
      • 11:50 AM
        Neutrino-nucleus scattering, a Quantum Monte Carlo perspective 25m
        Speaker: Alessandro Lovato (ANL)
    • 12:15 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch break and discussion time 1h 45m
    • 2:00 PM 3:40 PM
      • 2:00 PM
        Common physics challenges of modern neutrino event generators 25m
        Speaker: Alexander Friedland (SLAC)
      • 2:25 PM
        Electron and neutrino interaction Measurements for precision oscillation measurements 25m
        Speaker: Or Hen (MIT)
      • 2:50 PM
        Successful nu-p process in neutrino-driven core-collapse supernova outflows 25m
        Speaker: Payel Mukhopadhyay (Stanford University)
      • 3:15 PM
        Lattice QCD for neutrinos 25m
        Speaker: Michael Wagman (Fermilab)
    • 3:40 PM 4:10 PM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 4:10 PM 5:30 PM
      Round table
      • 4:10 PM
        Theoretical and experimental challenges in neutrino-nucleus interaction modeling 1h 20m
    • 9:15 AM 10:30 AM
      • 9:15 AM
        New Constraints on New Explanations of the MiniBooNE Anomaly 25m

        In this talk, I will describe some of the latest constraints on new explanations of the MiniBooNE excess. I will focus on results using the T2K near detector, CHARM, and Minerva. I will present results for both dark neutrino scenarios and neutrino dipole interactions.

        Speaker: Carlos Arguelles-Delgado (Harvard University)
      • 9:40 AM
        Theory of QED radiative corrections to neutrino scattering at accelerator energies 25m
        Speaker: Richard Hill (University of Kentucky and Fermilab)
      • 10:05 AM
        Flavor Symmetries for Neutrino Mixing 25m
        Speaker: Mu-Chun Chen (University of California, Irvine)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 12:15 PM
      • 11:00 AM
        Quantum many-body computations of lepton-nucleus quasielastic scattering 25m
        Speaker: Bijaya Acharya (JGU-Mainz)
      • 11:25 AM
        Near Detector Tuning and New Physics Searches 25m
        Speaker: Shirley Li (Fermilab)
      • 11:50 AM
        Towards probing the diffuse supernova neutrino background in all flavors 25m
        Speaker: Anna Malgorzata Suliga (Niels Bohr Institute)
    • 12:15 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch break and discussion time 1h 45m
    • 2:00 PM 3:40 PM
      • 2:00 PM
        Neutrino polarizability 25m
        Speaker: Alexey Petrov (Wayne State University)
      • 2:25 PM
        QED factorization theorems for scattering with nuclear targets 25m
        Speaker: Ryan Plestid (University of Kentucky)
      • 2:50 PM
        Dimuons in neutrino telescopes: New predictions and first search in IceCube 25m
        Speaker: Bei Zhou (Johns Hopkins University)
      • 3:15 PM
        Direct and Indirect BSM searches at Neutrino Experiments 25m
        Speaker: Zahra Tabrizi (Northwestern University)
    • 3:40 PM 4:10 PM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 4:10 PM 5:30 PM
      Round table
      • 4:10 PM
        New opportunities for BSM discovery at neutrino experiments 1h 20m
    • 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
      Participant work and discussion time
    • 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
      Review (closed session): Introduction and discussion
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch break 1h
    • 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Review (closed session): NTN presentations
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 3:30 PM 6:00 PM
      Review (closed session): NTN review