May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Theia: A Multi-Purpose Water-Based Liquid Scintillator Detector

May 30, 2018, 6:10 PM
South Foyer | Nopales Room (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

South Foyer | Nopales Room

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA


Dr Vincent Fischer (UC Davis)


Recent developments in the field of liquid scintillator chemistry and fast-timing photosensors paved the way for a new generation of large-scale detectors capable of tackling a broad range of physics issues. Water-based Liquid Scintillator (WbLS) is a novel detection medium that combines the advantages of pure water, including low attenuation, accurate direction reconstruction, and low cost, and those of liquid scintillator, including high light yield and low-threshold detection. When coupled with high efficiency, fast-timing photosensors, such as Large Area Picosecond PhotoDetectors (LAPPDs), WbLS exhibits an immense potential for neutrino physics and BSM searches. Theia is a 50-kiloton multi-purpose neutrino detector that aims to jointly deploy these two technologies in order to fulfill its physics program objectives, including the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy and the CP violation phase in the leptonic sector, the detection of solar, reactor, and supernova neutrinos, and the search for neutrinoless double beta decay and proton decay. This presentation will describe the physics potential and the experimental setup of the Theia detector.
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Collaboration name Theia

Primary author

Dr Vincent Fischer (UC Davis)

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