Mr Rick Snider (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (US))
MINERvA (Main INjector Experiment for v-A) is a neutrino scattering experiment, employing a fine-grained detector with an eight ton active target region, located in the NuMI high-intensity neutrino beam at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. MINERvA was designed to make precision measurements of low energy neutrino and antinuetrino cross sections on a variety of different materials (plastic scintillator, C, Fe, Pb, He and H2O). The experiment will provide important inputs, both in support of neutrino oscillation searches and as a pure weak probe of the nuclear medium. We present the current status of the analyses of the charge current quasi-elastic scattering in plastic scintillator, for both the neutrinos and antineutrinos. In addition We present the current status of the charge current inclusive analyses in the plastic scintillator and in the nuclear targets of carbon, iron and lead.
Prof. Vittorio Paolone (University of Pittsburgh (US))