Physics and status of Hyper-Kamiokande

Hyper-Kamiokande, the next generation of water Cherenkov neutrino observatory, will open fascinating new window on the universe, including the search for Grand Unified Theory through proton decay, neutrino astronomy, and determination of the CP violation in the lepton sector. In the first part of this seminar, we will present some questions remaining in these various physics domains, as well as the answers we may be able to provide with Hyper-Kamiokande.

Searches for dark matter with the DarkSide experiment: results and perspectives

A big-bang relic population of WIMPs remains one of the most favored candidates for the yet-to-be-discovered dark matter. DarkSide uses dual-phase liquid argon (LAr) Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) to search for WIMPs. The current phase of the experiment, DarkSide-50, consists in a 50-kg-active-mass TPC filled with argon from an underground source. I will discuss in detail its recent results, namely a background free search for high-mass WIMPs (>10 GeV/c2) and the world-leading exclusion limit for WIMPs with mass between 2 and 6 GeV/c2.

Theta13: From the 'discovery' to the sub-percent precision era (2000 - 2030)

The standard neutrino oscillation parametrization is defined by six independent parameters: three mixing angles (θ23, θ12 and θ13), two squared mass differences and a CP violation phase (δcp). By 2010, only θ13 and δcp were still unknown. Despite the non-zero measured values of θ12 and θ23, a non zero value of θ13 is also necessary to open the window to explore CP violation on the lepton sector. In 2011, T2K (accelerator based) and Double Chooz (reactor based) experiments showed an evidence of non-zero θ13.

Flavour at LHCb, where are we (going)?

The LHCb detector has officially ceased to take data in December  2018, 8 years after its first run.  During that period, the collaboration has marked a few milestones ranging from the observation of pentaquarks to the several intriguing results, commonly called "the B physics anomalies", which could shed light on what lies beyond the Standard Model.
In this seminar I present an overview of the current status of flavour physics at LHCb, and the main prospects for Run 3 and beyond, in a physics landscape marked by Belle 2 and new-generation neutrino experiments. 

T2K recent results and future prospects

T2K (Tokai to Kamioka) is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment designed to measure (anti-)neutrino flavour oscillations using an off-axis (anti-)neutrino beam. After the measurement of a non-zero value for the last unknown mixing angle, theta13, and the most precise measurement of  theta23, T2K has started a campaign to measure CP violation in the leptonic sector taking data with both neutrino and an anti-neutrino beam.

Multi-messenger astroparticle physics - a theory perspective

I discuss perspectives for modern multi-messenger astroparticle physics
including cosmic rays and neutrinos from the theory point of view.
Examples are the cosmogenic neutrino flux expected from cosmic ray
observations, the possible common origin of the neutrinos and cosmic rays at the
highest energies from the same sources, and the implications
of the neutrinos observed from blazar TXS 0506+056.


The Double β Neutrino-less (2β0ν) is a fundamental process expected if neutrinos were Majorana particles; i.e. a neutrino being its own anti-particle. There is wide theoretically motivation behind this hypothesis including vast phenomenology. However, 2β0ν remains experimentally unproved. Therefore, the 2β0ν search is a compelling subject of fundamental neutrino research to establish the most profound nature of neutrinos with major potential consequences to our understanding of the Universe as of today.

The quest for dark matter with liquid argon

Au cours des derniers mois, des expérimentateurs de différentes recherches de la matière noire par l'argon ont uni leurs forces pour réaliser un programme unifié de détection directe de la matière noire, sous l'égide de la Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration.  Cet effort, dirigé par le prix Nobel Art McDonald de DEAP-3600 et par le professeur Cristiano Galbiati, porte-parole de DarkSide, a également bénéficié des chercheurs de l'APC et du LPNHE parmi les principaux acteurs. 

GDR neutrinos

The NEUTRINO Research Group (GDR) gathers CEA and CNRS research teams working on Neutrino Physics on experimental or theoretical level.

The APC laboratory (University of Paris Diderot) is organizing the next GDR plenary meeting. The sessions will be held in the Turing Amphitheater.

The meeting will start on Monday June 11th at 14:00 and continue on Tuesday June 12th (9:00-18:00). A restricted meeting of the GDR Council (Conseil de Groupement) will be held on Monday morning at 10:30.


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