July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Status of an Alternative Measurement of the Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged-current Cross Section in the NOvA Near Detector

Aug 1, 2017, 2:06 PM
Ramsey Auditorium (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Ramsey Auditorium

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Mr Biswaranjan Behera (IIT Hyderabad/Fermilab)


NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. It uses the NuMI beam from Fermilab and two sampling calorimeter detectors off-axis from the beam. The 293 ton Near Detector measures the unoscillated neutrino energy spectrum, which can be used to predict the neutrino energy spectrum at the 14 kton Far Detector at Ash River, MN. The Near Detector also provides an excellent opportunity to measure cross sections with high statistics, which benefit current and future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. This analysis implements new algorithms to identify $\nu_{\mu}$ charge-current events by using visual deep learning tools such as convolutional neural networks. In this talk we present the status of a measurement of the inclusive $\nu_{\mu}$ CC cross section in the NOvA Near Detector.

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Mr Biswaranjan Behera (IIT Hyderabad/Fermilab)

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