Particle Physics Seminar: Using neutrinos to probe Earth's interior

Hugon Karwowski, University of North Carolina

04 December 2014, 10:00 
Shenkar Building, Holcblat Hall 007 
Particle Physics Seminar


I  will review a new interdisciplinary field involving geophysics and particle physics:  the study of the Earth's geo-neutrinos. 

I will  describe competing models for the composition of the Earth and the location of  the heat producing elements Th and U.

The data from  Borexino and KamLAND, the only two operating detectors that so far were capable of measuring the Earth's geo-neutrinos will be presented. The impact of the existing and future data on geophysical models of the Earth will be discussed.


Seminar Organizer: Dr. Tomer Volansky

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