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Comparing generator predictions of single transverse variables in neutrino-argon scattering

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Lars Bathe-Peters (Harvard University) Steven Gardiner (Fermilab)


In the near future, the SBN and DUNE experiments will both leverage liquid
argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) technology to pursue high-precision
measurements of neutrino oscillations. Interpretation of the results from these
efforts will require a detailed understanding of neutrino-argon scattering
cross sections, which are currently subject to significant theoretical
uncertainties and remain largely unmeasured. In recent years, the study of
kinematic observables in the plane transverse to the neutrino beam has provided
a new and powerful handle on theoretically challenging nuclear effects in
neutrino scattering. This poster presents a comparison of model predictions for
distributions of these observables obtained using four neutrino event
generators (GENIE, NuWro, GiBUU, and NEUT). Results are shown for simulations
of muon neutrinos from the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam interacting in the
MicroBooNE LArTPC. Opportunities for model discrimination using future measurements are highlighted.


Transverse variables provide an opportunity to better constrain neutrino-argon scattering models

Primary authors

Lars Bathe-Peters (Harvard University) Steven Gardiner (Fermilab)


Dr Roxanne Guenette (Harvard University)

Presentation Materials