"The Light Sterile Neutrino: Mythical Creature or Physical Recluse?"

Dr.  Jonathan Link

Abstract

"The sterile neutrino, a neutrino that does not even interact with the
weak force, has been proposed as an explanation for the unexpected and
unconfirmed evidence of neutrino oscillations observed in the LSND
experiment.  I will review the history of the sterile neutrino, discuss
the neutrino mass and oscillation, and examine the results of the
MiniBooNE experiment, which was designed to test LSND.  I will also
discuss the future of sterile neutrino physics, including the proposed
LENS-Sterile experiment which could push the sensitivity to sterile
neutrino oscillations well beyond LSND and MiniBooNE."