Phenomenology of Neutrinos
講 師： 安田修 （首都大理）
講義要旨： An overview of phenomenology of neutrinos will be given in English with the following contents: 1. Theoretical description of neutrino masses 2. Neutrino propagation in vacuum & in matter 3. Information from experiments: Reactor neutrinos 4. Information from experiments: Atmospheric neutrinos 5. Information from experiments: Solar neutrinos 6. Information from experiments: Accelerator neutrinos 7. Information from experiments: High energy cosmic neutrinos 8. Non-standard frameworks of neutrino mixings: Sterile neutrinos, non-standard interactions, unitarity violation. Those who took ``Advanced particle physics'' (素粒子物理学特論) cannot get a credit from this course because the contents are exactly the same. Registration should be made at the Academic Administration Division of the main office of Faculty of Science by Oct. 12 (Fri).
Neutrino oscillation physics at long-baseline experiments
講 師： Manojit Ghosh氏 （Harish-Chandra Research Institute）
講義要旨： I will give a series of lectures on neutrino oscillation physics at long-baseline experiments. The lectures will be given in English. Each lecture will include tutorials consisting of both numerical and analytical problem solving. As the lectures will be based on the ongoing developments of the current research, it will be great if the students bring their laptop computers. It will also be helpful for numerical problem solving. The contents of each lecture are given below. • Lecture 1: (a) Neutrinos and their properties (b) Neutrino oscillation vacuum oscillations and matter effects (c) Derivation of Neutrino oscillation probability two flavor vacuum, two flavor matter, 3 flavor one mass scale dominance approximation, 3 flavor small θ 13 approximation (d) Neutrino oscillation experiments/long-baseline experiments production and detection mechanisms, signal and backgrounds, charge current and neutral current events (e) Current status of neutrino oscillation parameters • Lecture 2: (a) Parameter degeneracy in neutrino oscillation experiments hierarchy-δ CP degeneracy, octant-δ CP degeneracy, generalized hierarchy octant-δ CP degeneracy b) Tutorials of lecture 1 intermediate steps of derivations, plotting probability formulas and understanding oscillatory behaviors • Lecture 3: (a) The method of χ^2 analysis for studying neutrino oscillation physics flux, cross section, energy resolution, efficiency, calculating events, marginalization, priors, systematic errors, Gaussian and Poisson distributions (b) Tutorials of lecture 2 understanding degeneracy by numerical analysis • Lecture 4: (a) Neutrino oscillation beyond standard three flavor scenario non standard interactions and sterile neutrinos (b) Tutorials of lecture 3 estimating sensitivity of the experiments by χ 2 analysis Reference: M. Ghosh, “Present Aspects and Future Prospects of Neutrino Mass and Oscillation,” arXiv:1603.04514 [hep-ph]. Registration should be made at the Academic Administration Division of the main office of Faculty of Science by Oct. 24 (Wed).