Reactor neutrino experiments: Present and future
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III - Astrofisica
Aula GSSI Rettorato - Auditorium - Lunedì 23 h 15:00 - 19:00
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Rector neutrinos have been a tool to investigate neutrino properties for more than half a century. Thanks to the large mixing angle $\theta_13$, measured successfully and with high precision by Daya Bay, Double Chooz and RENO, the reactor neutrino opened a new path to precise measurement of the neutrino mass hierarchy. After a status review of the latest results from the running reactor neutrino experiments, I will concentrate on the design of JUNO, a 20 kton multi-purpose liquid scintillator neutrino experiment, currently under construction in the south of China. Thanks to its large mass and unprecedent energy resolution requirements, JUNO will try to measure the neutrino mass ordering from the spectrum of anti-neutrinos coming from two nuclear power plants, located at about 50 km from the detector. In addition, JUNO will be able to perform high-precision measurements in neutrino physics and astrophysics, with the detection of solar and supernova neutrinos, as well as atmospheric and geo-neutrinos.