Neutrino Physics

This research line studies the intrinsic properties of the neutrino. The group studies the phenomenon of oscillations between neutrino families, measuring the parameters that define such oscillations. It also tries to elucidate the nature of the neutrino, namely whether the neutrino is a Majorana or a Dirac fermion. IFIC leads the NEXT experiment searching for neutrino-less double beta decay, whose detection would imply that neutrinos are Majorana particles. IFIC also participates in several accelerator-based oscillation experiments: the currently operating T2K experiment in Japan, and the next-generation DUNE experiment in the United States. In the past, scientists of this line participated in the SciBooNE, K2K, HARP and NOMAD experiments.