3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
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Systematic Uncertainties in the NOvA Electron Neutrino Appearance Analysis

Aug 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
2h
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session

Speaker

Evan Niner (Fermilab)

Description

NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment that uses two functionally identical detectors separated by 809 kilometers at locations 14 milliradians off-axis from the NuMI muon neutrino beam at Fermilab. At these locations the beam energy peaks at 2 GeV. This baseline is the longest in the world for an accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiment, which enhances the sensitivity to the neutrino mass hierarchy. One of the primary physics goals of the experiment is the measurement of electron neutrino appearance in the muon neutrino beam which yields measurements of the oscillation parameters $\sin^{2}2\theta_{13}$, $\delta$, and the mass hierarchy within the standard model of neutrino oscillations. The first electron neutrino appearance oscillation results were released in 2015. A second analysis with double the exposure is expected in 2016. In this talk, we will focus on the extrapolation of the Near Detector data to predict the spectrum at the Far Detector and discuss the classes of systematic uncertainties affecting this prediction.

Primary author

Evan Niner (Fermilab)

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