Nuclear physics aspects of neutrino oscillations

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Aithousa Mitropoulos ()

Aithousa Mitropoulos

Megaron, Athens - Greece


Tina Leitner (Universitaet Giessen)


Neutrino oscillations and nuclear physics are closely connected. Current investigations of long baseline experiments like MiniBooNE, K2K and T2K address questions such as what are the mass-differences, what are the values of the mixing angles, but also search for CP violation in neutrino interactions. A critical quantity is the neutrino energy which is directly related to the oscillation parameters. It cannot be measured but has to be reconstructed from the detected particles. Since all present experiments use nuclear targets, the final particle yields are influenced by the nuclear medium and in particular by final-state interactions. On the basis of state of the art coupled channel transport calculations we will discuss the importance of nuclear effects for oscillation experiments and give various examples, in particular we will address the question of energy reconstruction. Supported by DFG.

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Tina Leitner (Universitaet Giessen)


Ulrich Mosel (Universitaet Giessen)

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