Welcome to our NOvA page at the University of Sussex. You can follow our progress on the NOvA facebook page below.
With the recent discovery of a large value for the last neutrino mixing angle θ13 in 2012, the door is now open for us to answer the question of the neutrino mass hierarchy and to search for leptonic CP violation: two of the very last missing pieces of the standard model of particle physics extended to include neutrino masses. Neutrinos may provide the answer to the big question of why the universe is dominated by matter and not antimatter. The physics reach of NOvA is unique due to its 810 km baseline combined with the high power and well understood beam of (anti)neutrinos. Detector construction is underway and first beam data will arrive the spring of 2013.
The Sussex NOvA group is funded primarily by the European Research Council. We welcome students and research visitors. Please contact Jeff Hartnell for further information.