February 1, 2018 at 7:15 pm

INPP Seminar | Recent Results on GeV Neutrino Interactions, Feb. 20

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Kevin McFarland, of University of Rochester, on “Recent Results on GeV Neutrino Interactions” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

Kevin McFarland

Kevin McFarland

Abstract: The discovery of neutrino oscillations has provided an opportunity for study of a rich phenomenology of neutrino mixing and masses which may have important consequences for early University cosmology. Practicalities of some experiments to study these parameters require broadband neutrino beams with energies between 500 MeV and 5 GeV and targets with masses of order 100,000,000 kg.  The experiments require a detailed understanding of nucleon and pion production in neutrino reactions on nuclei such as carbon, oxygen and argon.  Neutrino experiments at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex are trying to quantify our ability to model these reactions.  I will discuss the results of these experiments, and some of the progress made and puzzles encountered.

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