International Neutrino Summer School, July 6-17, 2009

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The Lecture Program

1. The Standard Model, and the current physics scene
at the beginning of the LHC era
(Scott Willenbrock, 2 Lectures)

Standard Model basics relevant to neutrino physics

Quark masses, mixing, and CP violation

How neutrino physics and LHC physics may be connected



2. The framework -- neutrino phenomenology, what we have learned, and what the open questions are (Boris Kayser, 4 Lectures)

Dirac and Majorana neutrino masses and leptonic mixing

Neutrino oscillation in vacuum and in matter

Non-Standard neutrino interactions, and non-unitary leptonic mixing

Neutrino electromagnetic properties

Sterile neutrinos

What we have learned about the neutrinos and about leptonic mixing

What the open questions are, and why they are interesting



3. Experimental Fundamentals

Sources of neutrinos: a comprehensive, non-detailed, overview (Joe Formaggio, 1 Lecture)

Basics of detectors for natural, reactor, and accelerator neutrinos, and for neutrinoless double beta decay (include novel detection techniques) (Mark Messier, 3 Lectures)

The accelerator physics of neutrino beam production (Elena Wildner, 3 Lectures)



4. How to probe whether anti-neutrino = neutrino and the absolute neutrino mass scale

Neutrinoless double beta decay. What its observation would prove, and its nuclear matrix elements (Petr Vogel, 1 Lecture)

Experimental approaches to neutrinoless double beta decay, DM detection, and coherent neutrino scattering (John Wilkerson, 1 Lecture)

Beta decay probes of the neutrino mass scale (John Wilkerson, 1 Lecture)



5. How to study mixing, the mass ordering, and CP violation

History: Accelerator, atmospheric, reactor, and solar neutrino experiments (Karsten Heeger, 1 Lecture)

Cross sections: their importance and measurement (Sam Zeller, 1 Lecture)

Superbeam accelerator-neutrino experiments to probe θ13, θ23, the neutrino mass hierarchy, and CP violation. Includes some novel approaches (Stephen Parke, 2 Lectures)

Reactor experiments to measure the mixing angle θ13 (Karsten Heeger, 1 Lecture)

Accelerator-neutrino experiments under construction: T2K and NOνA 1 (Tsuyoshi Nakaya, 1 Lecture)



6. Accelerator and Underground Facilities for the near and far future

Beyond T2K and NOνA: Superbeams and very large detectors (Niki Saoulidou, 1 Lecture)

Neutrino factories and beta beams (J.J Gomez-Cadenas, 2 Lectures)



7. Models of neutrino masses and mixing (Guido Altarelli, 3 Lectures)

The extended SM as a framework for model building

The see-saw mechanism

Other possibilities, such as masses from extra dimensions

Possible connections of neutrino mass to other physics

How future experimental results will test the models



8. Neutrinos and the universe

Cosmological information on neutrino masses (Steen Hannestad, 1 Lecture)

Ideas for detecting the neutrinos from the Big Bang (Joe Formaggio, 1 Lecture)

Leptogenesis as the origin of the cosmic baryon-antibaryon asymmetry (Yossi Nir, 2 Lectures)

Neutrino probes of ultra-high-energy astrophysical phenomena (Jenni Adams, 1 Lecture)

Supernova neutrinos, and solar neutrino probes of solar physics (John Beacom, 1 Lecture)

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