Lecture Notes in Physics

Neutrino Oscillations

A Practical Guide to Basics and Applications

Authors: Suekane, Fumihiko

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  • Contains detailed descriptions of experiments, from motivation to results including very recent discoveries
  • Gives a complete derivation of important formulas such as three-flavor oscillation and matter effect
  • Contains many examples to explain the formalism of neutrino oscillation phenomena
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Neutrino oscillation (N.O.) is the only firm evidence of the physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics and is one of the hottest topics in elementary particle physics today. This book focuses on the N.O., from its history to the future prospects, from the basic theories to the experiments.

Various phenomena of N.O. are described intuitively with thorough explanations of the fundamental physics behind well-known formulations. For example, while many textbooks start with a discussion of the mixing matrix, this book stresses that N.O. is caused by the transition amplitudes between different neutrino flavors, and that the purpose of N.O. experiments is to measure transition amplitudes and think of its origin. The current understanding of neutrino oscillation is also summarized using the most up-to-date measurements, including the recently measured neutrino mixing angle θ13, and the future prospects of N.O. studies are described as well.

The level of this book makes it a bridge between introductory textbooks and scientific papers.

About the authors

The author, Dr. Fumihiko Suekane, is an associate professor of Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University, Japan. He is an elementary particle physicist. He contributed for the discovery of the reactor neutrino oscillation as a core member of the KamLAND experiment. He was awarded Koshiba prize and Breakthrough prize for the achievement. He is now measuring the last neutrino mixing angle θ13 as a member of the Double Chooz experiment. He is also interested in teaching intuitive particle physics to students and has given a number of lectures for universities and topical schools. This book is one of the outcomes of those activities.

He was selected as  Blaise Pascal Chairs, France in 2016 for promotion of neutrino science. 

Reviews

“This is a detailed and up-to-date textbook on neutrino oscillations. … The textbook contains all of the information that anybody interested in neutrino oscillations would like to know. Physicists involved in neutrino experiments should each have a copy in their private libraries.” (Luigi Di Lella, CERN Courier, cerncourier.com, August, 2016)


“This book differs from other textbooks on neutrino physics ...  .One of its unique features is that the author uses basic quantum physics to explain the neutrino-oscillation phenomena in terms of ‘transition amplitudes’ between two states. In addition, it reviews the experimental results, which over the last two decades have quickly led to the establishment of the three-flavor oscillation picture. It also summarizes the current status, and discusses the outlook for future developments.  This book is highly recommended, not only to graduate students who are interested in neutrino physics, but also to experienced physicists to have on the shelf as a handy reference source.” (Professor Masahiro Kuze, Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neutrino Oscillations
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to Basics and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
898
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55462-2
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55462-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-55461-5
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 185
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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