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

The MicroBooNE Experiment

12 Aug 2011, 16:30
30m
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

550

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Christina Ignarra (MIT)

Description

The MicroBooNE experiment is a 170 ton Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) which will begin running at Fermilab in 2013. It's primary physics goal is to explore the low energy excess of events seen by the MiniBooNE experiment and it is the next step in the R&D to make LAr a viable option for future large neutrino detectors. This talk will present an overview of the MicroBooNE experiment with an emphasis on the light collection system and recent technical advances.

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