May 7 – 9, 2018
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

Parameter Reconstruction and Estimation of Widths in Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering Experiments.

May 7, 2018, 5:15 PM
G-28 (Benedum Hall)


Benedum Hall

parallel talk Neutrinos I


Andre Guimaraes (Sam Houston State University) Andrew Loewes (Sam Houston State University)


This talk will comment on the underlying statistics, model evaluation, application and usage of MultiNest for the optimization of coherent scattering neutrino detection experiments. We will discuss an approach which incorporates signal and background uncertainties leading to parameter estimations and distributions for a given likelihood.

We discuss the future possible uses of this approach within the realm of short baseline coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering searches for sterile neutrinos. It is of interest to optimize a variety of experimental factors such as exposure, and detector distance from the source, with respect to projected sensitivity and resolution.

Primary author

Andre Guimaraes (Sam Houston State University)


Andrew Loewes (Sam Houston State University)

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