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

Recent Progress on Double Beta Decay and Latest GERDA Results

Jun 2, 2018, 8:00 AM
East Foyer | Larkspur/Mesquite Rooms (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

East Foyer | Larkspur/Mesquite Rooms

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA
Plenary NMNM Plenary 7


Prof. Karl Tasso Knoepfle (MPI Kernphysik)


The definitive observation of neutrinoless double beta decay, (A, Z) $\to$ (A, Z+2) + 2$e^-$, would have two profound implications: it would establish that neutrinos are Majorana fermions and reveal that lepton number is not conserved. This relevance has caused a worldwide search for this process, using various isotopes and detector technologies. I will present in my talk a review of the overall experimental progress in the field, and describe in more detail the latest results from the Germanium Detector Array (GERDA) experiment that searches in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory LNGS for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{76}$Ge. I will conclude with a discussion of the prospects for the future.
E-mail [email protected]
Collaboration name GERDA Collaboration

Primary author

Prof. Karl Tasso Knoepfle (MPI Kernphysik)

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