July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Summary of the Second Numu Disappearance Results from the NOvA Experiment

Jul 31, 2017, 1:30 PM
Ramsey Auditorium (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Ramsey Auditorium

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Dr Michael Baird (University of Virginia)


In light of the Nobel Prize awarded for neutrino oscillations in 2015, it is an exciting time to be a part of a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. NOvA is one such experiment based out of Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory, which uses two liquid scintillator detectors, one at Fermilab (the ``near" detector) and a second 14 kton detector in northern Minnesota (the ``far" detector.) The numu disappearance analysis is sensitive to the mixing parameters $\theta_{23}$ and $\Delta m^{2}_{32}$ and is capable of shedding light on the open question of whether or not $\theta_{23}$ is maximal. This talk will present the results from the second $\nu_{\mu}$ disappearance analysis using a full detector equivalent of $6.05 \times 10^{20}$ POT, which rejects the maximal mixing solution at 2.6$\sigma$.

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Dr Michael Baird (University of Virginia)

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