26-30 March 2012
University of Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam

27 Mar 2012, 16:30
18m
Lecture Hall 1, Physics Institute (University of Bonn)

Lecture Hall 1, Physics Institute

University of Bonn

Electroweak and searches Electroweak and searches

Speaker

Torben Ferber (Hamburg University)

Description

The OPERA neutrino experiment at the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory has measured the velocity of neutrinos from the CERN CNGS beam over a baseline of about 730 km with much higher accuracy than previous studies conducted with accelerator neutrinos. The measurement is based on high-statistics data taken by OPERA in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Dedicated upgrades of the CNGS timing system and of the OPERA detector, as well as a high precision geodesy campaign for the measurement of the neutrino baseline, allowed reaching comparable systematic and statistical accuracies.

Primary author

Torben Ferber (Hamburg University)

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