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Joint HEP/Theory Seminar: Recent Results from MicroBooNE

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Monday, December 17, 2018
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mike Kirby, Fermilab

MicroBooNE is a neutrino experiment utilizing a Liquid Argon Time
Projection Chamber (LArTPC) with an active volume of 87 ton located at
a baseline of 470 m in the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam
(BNB). Beginning operations in October 2015, the MicroBooNE detector
has recorded events from a BNB exposure of greater than 1E21 protons
on target. The primary goals of the MicroBooNE experiments is to make
precision measurements of neutrino interactions on argon and to
explore the low-energy excess seen by the MiniBooNE experiment in the
BNB. In this seminar, I will discuss the performance of the detector
and report the latest cross-section measurement results from
MicroBooNE using a subsample of recorded data along with advancements
in reconstruction techniques aimed at improving sensitivity to a
low-energy excess signal. The impact of lower-energy, final-state
thresholds on the tuning of neutrino interaction models will be
discussed along with implications for future neutrino experiments.

Contact: Kate Scholberg