July 28, 2020 to August 6, 2020
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Europe/Prague timezone

First Measurement of Electron Neutrino Cross Section on Argon

Jul 29, 2020, 5:45 PM
15m
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Talk 02. Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Rory Fitzpatrick (University of Michigan)

Description

ArgoNeuT has produced the first fully-automated reconstruction and selection of GeV-scale electron neutrinos scattering on argon, extracting a $\nu_e + \overline{\nu}_e$ total cross section. This talk will describe those results, emphasizing the novel electromagnetic shower classification tools developed for identifying GeV-scale $\nu_e$-like interactions among complex backgrounds and the broader context with respect to DUNE oscillation physics, where electron neutrino classification at the GeV scale is highly relevant but data-based studies are largely absent.

Primary author

Rory Fitzpatrick (University of Michigan)

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