15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

Neutrino Cross Sections at the T2K Near Detectors

16 Jun 2014, 16:15
C-112 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) (M2-4) Neutrinos Long Baseline PPD-DNP / Neutrinos sur de longues distances - PPD-DPN


Dr Mark Scott (TRIUMF)


Measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters have improved markedly in the last three years, with recent results from T2K casting the first light on possible CP violation in the lepton sector. For these oscillation measurements, systematic errors are becoming as important as the statistical error, and neutrino cross section uncertainties are a major contributor to the total systematic error. To improve our knowledge of neutrino oscillation physics we must therefore improve our understanding of neutrino cross sections. The T2K near detectors provide a good environment to measure neutrino cross sections, with a well understood, high intensity neutrino beam and multiple target elements. The off-axis near detector is also equipped with a magnetic field, which allows the identification of charged particles and precise measurements of their momentum, and a fine grained target to measure vertex activity. This talk will present the published T2K cross section results and describe the work that is currently being done towards future measurements.

Primary author

Dr Mark Scott (TRIUMF)

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