8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
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Early Neutrino Data in the NOvA Near Detector

Aug 11, 2011, 11:10 AM
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)


Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Minerba Betancourt (University of Minnesota)


NOvA is a long baseline neutrino experiment using an off-axis neutrino beam produced by the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. The NOVA experiment will study neutrino oscillations from $\nu_{\mu}$ flavor to $\nu_e$ flavor. A short term goal for the NOvA experiment is to develop a good understanding of the response of the detector. These studies are being carried out with the full Near Detector installed on the surface at Fermilab (NDOS). This detector is currently running and will acquire neutrino data for a year. Using beam muon neutrino data, quasi-elastic charge-current interactions will be studied. Status of the NDOS running and early data will be shown.

Primary author

Minerba Betancourt (University of Minnesota)

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