Dr. Laura Baudis (University of Zurich)
"Searches for the neutrinoless double beta decay with GERDA and LEGEND"
Neutrinos are the only known elementary particles that are Majorana fermion candidates, implying that they would be their own antiparticles. The most sensitive and perhaps only practical probe the Majorana nature of neutrinos is an extremely rate nuclear decay process, the neutrinoless double beta decay. I will present the main techniques to search for this decay, with focus on the GERDA experiment and the future LEGEND. I will show current results and discuss the prospects to probe the so-called inverted neutrino mass ordering scenario.