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Joint HEP/Theory Seminar: Neutrino oscillation and scattering measurements with NOvA

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dan Pershey, Caltech

NOvA is a two-detector, long-baseline experiment designed to measure
the rate of electron neutrino appearance in the narrow-band, off-axis
NuMI beam of muon neutrinos. We will discuss recent results from the
joint analysis of muon neutrino disappearance and electron neutrino
appearance. The dataset includes 9.48e20 protons-on-target, all with
the beam in neutrino running. Additionally, we will cover a cross
section analysis of neutral pion production in charged current events,
measuring the differential kinematic distributions in such
interactions. This interaction channel is a background to electron
neutrino appearance searches and is thus very relevant to current and
future oscillation experiments.

Contact: Kate Scholberg