July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Pion Production Measurements at MINERvA

Jul 31, 2017, 6:57 PM
Reception Area (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session and Reception


Prof. Gonzalo Diaz (Rochester University)


The MINERvA collaboration has performed important measurements on pion reactions off a scintillator (CH) target, using the NuMI beam at Fermilab in both neutrino and anti-neutrino configurations. These reactions, used by generators to improve nuclear models, are essential for a better understanding of neutrino oscillation experiment results. An important fraction of the signal and background systematic uncertainties in this experiments come from the misidentification of these reactions. The current NOvA era, with a more energetic and intense NuMI beam, allows MINERvA to perform a more extensive exploration of these neutrino reactions, with more exciting results coming.

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Prof. Gonzalo Diaz (Rochester University)

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