Sep 14 – 19, 2009
Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

The NOvA Experiment: Status and Prospects

Sep 16, 2009, 11:00 AM
Sala Gregorio VI (Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy)

Sala Gregorio VI

Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy
Neutrino Physics DG3 - Neutrino Physics


Mayly Sanchez (Argonne National Laboratory)


NOvA is a next generation long baseline neutrino experiment. It has been designed to study electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam using a totally active, segmented, liquid scintillator detector located off the Fermilab NuMI beam axis. Construction of a prototype Near detector will commence this year and will be placed in the existing NuMI beam during 2010. The Far Detector will begin construction shortly thereafter and will be completed in 2014. The project will upgrade the NuMI facility from 400 kW to 700 kW. NOvA will push the search for electron neutrino appearance beyond the current limits by more than an order of mangnitude. It will also have sensitivity to the neutrino mass hierarchy and by running both neutrinos and anti-neutrinos NOvA will begin the search for CP violation in the lepton sector.

Primary author

Mayly Sanchez (Argonne National Laboratory)

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