Garchinger Maier-Leibnitz-Kolloquium: Design, Status and Physics Potential of JUNO

by Dr Hans Steiger (Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+ and Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Lecture Hall, ground floor (west) (LMU building, Am Coulombwall 1, Campus Garching)

Lecture Hall, ground floor (west)

LMU building, Am Coulombwall 1, Campus Garching


The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a 20 kilo-ton multi-purpose liquid scintillator detector currently being built in a dedicated underground laboratory in Jiangmen (PR China). Data taking is expected to start in 2024. JUNO's main physics goal is the determination of the neutrino mass ordering using electron anti-neutrinos from two nuclear power plants at a baseline of about 53 km. JUNO aims for an unprecedented energy  resolution of 3% at 1 MeV for the central detector, which will allow to determine the mass ordering with a 3 sigma significance within six years of operation. Furthermore, measurements in neutrino physics and astrophysics, such as estimating the solar oscillation parameters and the atmospheric mass splitting with an accuracy of 0.5% or better, will be performed. In this talk, JUNO's design, the status of its construction, and its physics potential, will be presented together with a short excursion into its rich R&D program.

Hybrid access via ZOOM:
Meeting ID: 984 5733 2925
Passcode: 979953

Organized by

Peter Thirolf (LMU) / Norbert Kaiser (TUM)