10-17 July 2019
Europe/Brussels timezone

The legacy of the OPERA experiment on neutrino oscillations

12 Jul 2019, 17:25
Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 4 (Ghent)

Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 4


Parallel talk Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Giuliana Galati


The OPERA experiment has conclusively observed the appearance of tau neutrinos in the muon neutrino CNGS beam. High purity samples of nu-e, nu-mu and nu-tau charged current weak neutrino interactions, as well as neutral current weak interactions were isolated.
In this talk recent results obtained using the full dataset to test the three-flavor neutrino oscillation model are discussed. Constraints on the existence of a light sterile neutrino, derived using for the first time tau and electron neutrino appearance channels, are also presented. A significant fraction of the sterile neutrino parameter space allowed by LSND and MiniBooNE experiments is excluded at 90% C.L. In particular, the best-fit oscillation parameter values obtained by MiniBooNE are excluded at 3.3 significance.

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