Institute of Physics, Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School Post, Bhubaneswar 751 005
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Sanjib K Agarwalla, IOP, Bhubaneswar, selected to Associateship in 2013. Agarwalla’s research is high energy particle physics, with main emphasis on neutrino properties. His group is actively involved in the upcoming India-based Neutrino Observatory, a flagship mega-science project of the country. He is the recipient of the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2016 in Physics, among several others.
Session 1B - Inaugural Lecture
Neutrino oscillation parameters: Present status and future roadmap View Presentation
Marvelous world-class experiments involving neutrinos from the Sun, the Earth’s atmosphere, nuclear reactors and accelerators have firmly established neutrino flavour oscillations. This implies that neutrinos have mass and they mix with each other, providing evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model. The most recent development in this field is the discovery of the smallest lepton mixing angle θ13. This signifies an important breakthrough in validating the standard three-flavour oscillation picture of neutrinos. In this talk, the present status of the neutrino oscillation parameters will be reviewed, and the scope of addressing the remaining fundamental unknowns, in particular, the type of the neutrino mass hierarchy, the possible presence of a CP violating phase in the neutrino sector, and octant degeneracy of θ23 in current and future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments will be discussed. The role of the upcoming India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project to resolve the fundamental issue of neutrino mass ordering will be mentioned.