8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Search for Electron Neutrino Appearance in MINOS

9 Aug 2011, 14:55
20m
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

550

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Mr Mhair Orchanian (Caltech)

Description

The MINOS Collaboration continues its search for electron neutrino appearance in the NuMI beam at Fermilab. Neutrinos in the beam interact in the Near Detector, located 1 km from the beam source, allowing us to characterize the backgrounds present in our analysis. In particular, we can estimate the number of electron neutrino candidate events we expect to see in the Far Detector (735 km away, in the Soudan mine in northern Minnesota) in the presence or absence of muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillation. Recent efforts to improve the sensitivity of the analysis, including upgrades to the event identification algorithm and fitting procedure, are discussed, and the latest results from the search are presented.

Primary author

Mr Mhair Orchanian (Caltech)

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