July 30, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Cliff Lodge
US/Mountain timezone

NA61/SHINE proton-carbon hadron production measurements for neutrino oscillation experiments

Aug 5, 2022, 3:32 PM
Ballroom 2

Ballroom 2

Talk WG1: Neutrino Oscillation Physics WG1: Neutrino Oscillations


Brant Rumberger (University of Colorado Boulder)


Hadron production measurements are crucial for helping long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments constrain their beam flux uncertainties and improve oscillation measurements. The proton-carbon reaction is of particular importance, as it serves as the primary neutrino-creating reaction for the T2K and NOvA experiments. The NA61/SHINE experiment has made hadron production measurements for 31 GeV/c, 60 GeV/c, and 120 GeV/c protons on carbon targets. This talk will present recent analysis results of 120 GeV/c protons on a carbon target, which is the reaction foreseen to create the neutrino beam for DUNE. More thin and replica target measurements are planned at NA61/SHINE after CERN's Long Shutdown 2.

Attendance type In-person presentation

Primary author

Brant Rumberger (University of Colorado Boulder)

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