First Neutrino Oscillation Results from MiniBooNE

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

First Neutrino Oscillation Results from MiniBooNE

  • Event time: 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Event date: 14th December 2007
  • Speaker: Morgan Wascko (Imperial College London)
  • Location: Room 3317,

Event details

MiniBooNE has performed a search for numu to nue oscillations with sensitivity to Dm^2 near 1eV^2, with the goal of confirming or ruling out the LSND numubar to nuebar oscillation signal. MiniBooNE uses a high intensity neutrino beam at Fermilab whose average muon neutrino energy is ~800 MeV. During its neutrino data run, MiniBooNE accumulated 5.6E20 protons on target and more than one million neutrino interactions in the detector. MiniBooNE performed a "blind" analysis, where all analysis selections and fitting procedures were determined before candidate electron neutrino events were examined. First oscillation results will be presented.

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