Physics at Virginia

"Second Numu Disappearance Results from the NOvA Experiment"

Michael Baird , UVA-Department of Physics
[Host: Craig Group]

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 primary physics goals of the NOvA experiment are to measure neutrino mixing parameters through both the numu disappearance and nue appearance channels using neutrinos from the newly upgraded NuMI beam line. This talk will present a summary of the NOvA experiment and the numu disappearance results, focusing on the implications for non-maximal mixing.

High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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