Jun 5 – 6, 2017
Fermilab, Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone

Results From the Joint Fit to $\nu_e$ Appearance and $\nu_{\mu}$ Disappearance in NOvA

Jun 6, 2017, 11:00 AM
One West (Fermilab, Wilson Hall)

One West

Fermilab, Wilson Hall

Oral Presentation Long Baseline Neutrino Program


Ms Shiqi Yu (IIT/ANL)


NOvA is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment at Fermilab. It uses two detectors, the Near Detector at Fermilab and the Far Detector at a distance of 810 km at Ash River, Minnesota.These two functionally identical liquid scintillator calorimeters are 14 mrad off-axis from the beam, providing a neutrino flux narrowly peaked at around 2 GeV. NOvA measures the rate of $\nu_{e}$ appearance and $\nu_{\mu}$ disappearance at the Far Detector in the $\nu_{\mu}$ beam produced by the NuMI facility at Fermilab. In this talk,I will present the latest NOvA results from a joint fit to $\nu_{\mu}$ disappearance and $\nu_e$ appearance. This talk will focus on the $\nu_e$ appearance analysis. The latest data set had $6.05\times10^{20}$ protons-on-target and we observed 33 $\nu_e$ candidate events over 8.2 predicted background events in our Far Detector. I will describe the fit to the FD data and discuss constraints on $\delta_{CP}$ , mass-hierarchy and the octant of the $\theta_{23}$ mixing angle.

Primary author

Ms Shiqi Yu (IIT/ANL)


Dr Zelimir Djurcic (Argonne National Laboratory)

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