Neutrinos at Iowa State


Our group studies neutrinos experimentally. Under the direction of Prof. Sanchez, the group is doing research on neutrino oscillations using long baseline experiments such as MINOS, NOvA and LBNE. The researchers in these experiments send beams of neutrinos over hundred of miles to be caught by very large particle physics detectors. These experiments allow us to measure crucial properties of neutrino mixing that will open the door to a better understanding our Universe.


MINOS Near Detector. Picture courtesy of Fermilab.

"Neutrinos are a billion times more abundant than the elementary particles of which we're made. So clearly, if you want to understand the universe, you have to understand the neutrinos."
Boris Kayser