Short Baseline Neutrino Program
- Peter Shanahan (Fermilab)
Colton Hill (The University of Manchester)
6/18/18, 9:15 AM
Located at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, MicroBooNE is the largest currently operating liquid argon neutrino detector in the world, making it an excellent source of valuable physics discoveries and R&D advancements for future liquid argon experiments. While MicroBooNE's flagship physics goal is investigating the low-energy short-baseline neutrino appearance anomaly seen in...
Brian Kirby (Brookhaven National Lab)
6/18/18, 9:30 AM
MicroBooNE is an 85-ton single-phase Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) and the first of a trio of LArTPCs in the Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program which will search for a light sterile neutrino and measure neutrino-argon interaction cross sections. Located in the Booster neutrino beam at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, MicroBooNE has been taking neutrino data since...
20. Evaluating the Performance of Multiple Coulomb Scattering Based Momentum Reconstruction with MicroBooNE Data
Polina Abratenko (University of Michigan)
6/18/18, 9:45 AM
MicroBooNE is a short baseline neutrino oscillation experiment based at Fermilab that uses Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technology primarily to investigate the excess of low energy events observed by MiniBooNE study neutrino-argon cross-sections, and perform LArTPC R&D for future experiments, such as DUNE. Multiple Coulomb scattering (MCS) is the only way to determine the...
Ms Afroditi Papadopoulou (Graduate Student MIT)
6/18/18, 10:00 AM
Neutrino physics is entering an age of precision measurements. A number of experiments have firmly established the existence of neutrino oscillations and determined the corresponding squared mass differences and mixing angles. These measurements have provided unambiguous evidence that neutrinos have non-vanishing masses. The large θ 13 mixing angle will enable future experiments to...
Mr Christopher Barnes (University of Michigan)
6/18/18, 10:15 AM
I present a study of the distortions on track reconstruction caused by the space charge effect within the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC). The space charge effect is the accumulation of slow-moving positive ions in a detector primarily from ionization by cosmic ray muons. Spatial and temporal distortions of ionization electrons result from this effect in addition to...