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

MINOS Electron-neutrino Appearance Analysis

Aug 9, 2011, 2:40 PM
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)


Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Dr Xiaobo Huang (Argonne National Laboratory)


MINOS is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment which started commissioning in 2005. MINOS has provided many physics opportunities in the past few years. It has made best measurement of $\Delta m^{2}_{32}$ and made the first measurement of $\Delta \bar{m}^{2}_{32}$. MINOS also set the most stringent limit to the fraction of active neutrinos transition to sterile neutrinos. MINOS made attempts to measure $\theta_{13}$ and has obtained comparable limit with the current best limit depending on the CP-violation phase and the neutrino mass hierarchy. With more data and improved analysis technique, MINOS might also set better limit to $\theta_{13}$ within this year. Since MINOS will end soon, MINOS+ has been proposed to run the experiment at high energy mode.

Primary author

Dr Xiaobo Huang (Argonne National Laboratory)

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