This blog will update readers on the presentations, the discussions, the happenings, and the highlights of the Neutrino Conference NEUTEL 11, which takes place in Venice, Italy between March 15th and March 18th.
Besides discussing highlights of NeUTEL, the authors will post material which may be of interest of visitors.
Below is a preliminary list of the contributors, in alphabetical order, and a short presentation.
Tommaso Dorigo: I am a INFN researcher in Padova and a long-time blogger (his site is here). Although not a neutrino specialist, I have followed the last few editions of NEUTEL because they take place in my home town, and they constitute an easy way to keep updated with the research on neutrinos and astroparticle physics.
Angela Fava: I am an INFN post-doc in Padova, working on ICAURS T600 experiment @ LNGS (a liquid Argon TPC detector studying neutrinos from several different sources and mainly looking for nu-tau appearance in a nu-mu beam coming from CERN). I’ve been dealing with neutrino physics for 5 years and I’ve participated in the last 4 editions of Neutel, a Workshop not to be missed if you want to stay in contact with the “Neutrino world”.
Luca Merlo: I am a postdoc at the Technische Universitat of Munich. As a theoretical physicist, my principal interest is in flavour model building, that means the use of flavour symmetries to explain the origin of fermion masses and mixings in models beyond the SM. I approached this topic in a period when there has been a great interest in reproducing the mixings among three oscillating neutrinos by the use of discrete non-Abelian flavour symmetries. I worked on this subject too, analysing several neutrino mixing patterns, the extensions to the quark sector, the appearance of FCNC processes and the interplay with Leptogenesis.
Jester: is a nom-de-plume of a Parisian physicist Adam Falkowski who maintains the Resonaances blog.