Latest results and future perspectives of the EXO experiment

  • Date April 1, 2015
  • Hour 3pm
  • Room GSSI Main Lecture Hall
  • Speaker Michael Marino (TUM University Munich)

The neutrino sector may provide keys to understanding the mystery behind the observed matter/anti-matter asymmetry in the universe. An important step towards this is determining whether or not the neutrino and anti-neutrino are the same particle, a so-called ‘Majorana’ particle, which is the goal of neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments, including the liquid-xenon-based EXO-200 experiment in New Mexico, USA.

Results from the first two years of data of EXO-200 will be discussed, including recent studies of relevant radioactive backgrounds.

Finally, the outlook for the next-generation nEXO experiment will be presented.