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18 Jan, 10:00, Colloquy on LEGEND

We would like to invite you to the fourth SFB colloquy of WS 2021/22 on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. The colloquy will take place from 10:00 to 12:00 in the GALILEO Audimax in Garching with coffee from 9:30. The meeting will be in hybrid mode, meaning that both in-person (3G regulation) and remote participation is possible.

Luigi Pertoldi (TUM): The LEGEND project: probing Majorana neutrinos beyond the inverted ordering

Based on the success of GERDA and MAJORANA collaborations, the next-generation LEGEND experimental program aims at searching for lepton-number-violating neutrinoless double-&beta decays in 76Ge with unprecedented sensitivity, and to cover the full parameter space of the Majorana effective mass allowed by the inverted ordering. The detection principle is to operate high-purity germanium detectors enriched in 76Ge in a ultra-low-background liquid argon bath, instrumented as an active detector to detect the scintillation light produced by backgrounds from trace radioactive contaminants. The first phase LEGEND-200, aiming to reach a sensitivity of 1027 years on the &beta half-life by deploying 200 kg of enriched material in the GERDA cryostat, is currently being commissioned at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The collaboration is committed to build a ton-scale experiment capable to reach sensitivities beyond 1028 years. LEGEND-1000, already at his pre-conceptual design stage, has been recently recognized as one of the most promising ton-scale &beta&beta projects to be funded by the US Department of Energy. 

Werner Rodejohann (MPIK): tbc

18 Jan, 10:00, Colloquy on LEGEND

We would like to invite you to the fourth SFB colloquy of WS 2021/22 on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. The colloquy will take place from 10:00 to 12:00 in the GALILEO Audimax in Garching with coffee from 9:30. The meeting will be in hybrid mode, meaning that both in-person (3G regulation) and remote participation is possible.

Luigi Pertoldi (TUM): The LEGEND project: probing Majorana neutrinos beyond the inverted ordering

Based on the success of GERDA and MAJORANA collaborations, the next-generation LEGEND experimental program aims at searching for lepton-number-violating neutrinoless double-&beta decays in 76Ge with unprecedented sensitivity, and to cover the full parameter space of the Majorana effective mass allowed by the inverted ordering. The detection principle is to operate high-purity germanium detectors enriched in 76Ge in a ultra-low-background liquid argon bath, instrumented as an active detector to detect the scintillation light produced by backgrounds from trace radioactive contaminants. The first phase LEGEND-200, aiming to reach a sensitivity of 1027 years on the &beta half-life by deploying 200 kg of enriched material in the GERDA cryostat, is currently being commissioned at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The collaboration is committed to build a ton-scale experiment capable to reach sensitivities beyond 1028 years. LEGEND-1000, already at his pre-conceptual design stage, has been recently recognized as one of the most promising ton-scale &beta&beta projects to be funded by the US Department of Energy. 

Werner Rodejohann (MPIK): tbc

18 Jan, 10:00, Colloquy on LEGEND

We would like to invite you to the fourth SFB colloquy of WS 2021/22 on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. The colloquy will take place from 10:00 to 12:00 in the GALILEO Audimax in Garching with coffee from 9:30. The meeting will be in hybrid mode, meaning that both in-person (3G regulation) and remote participation is possible.

Luigi Pertoldi (TUM): The LEGEND project: probing Majorana neutrinos beyond the inverted ordering

Based on the success of GERDA and MAJORANA collaborations, the next-generation LEGEND experimental program aims at searching for lepton-number-violating neutrinoless double-&beta decays in 76Ge with unprecedented sensitivity, and to cover the full parameter space of the Majorana effective mass allowed by the inverted ordering. The detection principle is to operate high-purity germanium detectors enriched in 76Ge in a ultra-low-background liquid argon bath, instrumented as an active detector to detect the scintillation light produced by backgrounds from trace radioactive contaminants. The first phase LEGEND-200, aiming to reach a sensitivity of 1027 years on the &beta half-life by deploying 200 kg of enriched material in the GERDA cryostat, is currently being commissioned at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The collaboration is committed to build a ton-scale experiment capable to reach sensitivities beyond 1028 years. LEGEND-1000, already at his pre-conceptual design stage, has been recently recognized as one of the most promising ton-scale &beta&beta projects to be funded by the US Department of Energy. 

Werner Rodejohann (MPIK): tbc