4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Recent Cross Section Measurements from MiniBooNE

5 Jul 2012, 14:00
15m
Room 217 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 217

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 8. Neutrinos TR 8 - Neutrinos RM 219

Speaker

Dr Heather Ray (University of Florida (US))

Description

A precise knowledge of the neutrino cross sections at ~1 GeV on nuclear targets is required to determine the remaining neutrino oscillation parameters accurately. Until recently, our knowledge of neutrino interactions was based on measurements from 20-year old bubble chamber experiments on hydrogen and deuterium targets. As a result, the systematic uncertainties due to neutrino cross sections are large. In order to reduce these uncertainties neutrino oscillation experiments had to constrain and measure the cross sections. The MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab was a short baseline neutrino oscillation experiment designed to confirm or refute the LSND signal. MiniBooNE has collected the largest sample of neutrino and anti-neutrino interactions in the ~1 GeV region. The latest neutrino cross section results from MiniBooNE are presented.

Primary authors

Dr Heather Ray (University of Florida (US)) Martin Tzanov (L)

Presentation materials