8-12 September 2014
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

K --> pi nu nu at NA62

11 Sep 2014, 12:35
EI 9 lecture hall (Vienna University of Technology)

EI 9 lecture hall

Vienna University of Technology



Angela Romano (University of Birmingham (GB))


The main goal of the NA62 experiment at the CERN SPS is to measure the branching ratio of the ultra-rare K+ -> pi+ nu unbar decay with 10% accuracy. The NA62 strategy foresees the collection of ~ 100 K+ -> pi+ nu unbar decays in two years of data taking, keeping the background at the level of 10%. This measurement can provide stringent tests of SM predictions, also offering a complementary approach, with respect to the LHC high energy frontier, to probe new physics at short distances, corresponding to energy scales up to ~100 TeV. Part of the experimental apparatus has been commissioned during a technical run in 2012. The physics prospects and the status of the experiment will be reviewed in view of the first physics run scheduled for 2014.

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