State of the Universe

Opportunities in detecting neutral current interactions of neutrinos

by Dr. Bhavesh Chauhan (TIFR, Mumbai)

Friday, October 22, 2021 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Zoom link: (Meeting ID: 825 1295 6967 Passcode: 384194)
In this talk, I will discuss avenues for detecting neutral current (NC) interactions of sub-GeV neutrinos. First, I will discuss our recent proposal for a deuterated liquid scintillator detector and its potential for detecting neutrinos from a galactic supernova. I will emphasise on the quenched proton spectrum from NC interaction and the secondary interactions of recoil neutrons. Moving on, I will present our forecast for NC mediated neutrino-proton elastic scattering at JUNO. I will discuss the signal spectrum, backgrounds, and our preliminary threshold analysis. I hope to demonstrate that, with nothing but Standard Model physics, there is exciting data waiting to be discovered at neutrino detectors.