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NOvA & LBNE conference talk for BEACH14

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Matthew Tamsett
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Maury Goodman
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18 Jul 2014, 10:45
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This talk will discuss the present and future US based long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments in the form of the near-completed NuMI Off-Axis Nu_e Appearance (NOvA) experiment and the design stage Long-baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE).

The NOvA experiment, now nearing completion, will use an upgraded NuMI neutrino source at Fermilab and a 14-kton detector at Ash River, Minnesota to explore the neutrino sector. NOvA uses a highly active, finely segmented detector design that offers superb event identification capability, allowing precision measurements of electron (anti-)neutrino appearance and muon (anti-)neutrino disappearance. Through these NOvA will provide constraints on theta_13, theta_23, the atmospheric mass splitting, the neutrino mass hierarchy, and the CP-violating phase. This talk reviews NOvA's uniquely broad physics scope, including sensitivity updates in light of the latest knowledge of theta_13, and discusses the experiment's construction and operation timeline.

LBNE represents an extensively developed, long term plan for a world-class experiment dedicated to addressing questions concerning the preponderance of matter over antimatter in the early Universe, the dynamics of the supernova bursts and whether protons eventually decay. LBNE is conceived around three central components: a new, high-intensity neutrino source at Fermilab, a fine-grained near detector, and a massive liquid argon time-projection chamber far detector deep underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. LBNE is envisioned as a phased program with international participation and leadership. The first phase of the experiment is currently in the detailed-design stage which includes engineering design of the neutrino beamline, underground caverns for the far and near detectors as well as a small scale prototype. This talk will review the current design of LBNE, its physics capabilities and construction timeline.

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