NEUTRINO SEMINAR: First Oscillation Results from the NOvA Experiment

Speaker: Louise Suter, Argonne National Laboratory

When: March 24, 2016 (Thu), 03:30PM to 04:30PM (add to my calendar)
Location: PRB 261

This event is part of the Departmental Seminars.

Neutrino physics is moving into a new era of precision measurements. NOvA is part of this new generation of experiments aiming to answer the big remaining questions in neutrino physics such as if CP violation exists in the neutrino sector, the ordering of the mass states, as well as improving upon the measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters. NOvA consists of two highly active, finely segmented, liquid scintillator detectors located 14.6 mrad off Fermilab's NuMI beam, with a Near Detector located at Fermilab and a Far Detector located in Ash River, MI, 810 km from the neutrino source. I will present NOvA’s first neutrino oscillation results, showing both the electron neutrino appearance and the muon neutrino disappearance analyses.