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NOvA in 10 minutes - New Perspectives 2016

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NOVA-doc-15593-v8
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Jose Andres Sepulveda-Quiroz
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Jose Andres Sepulveda-Quiroz
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06 Jun 2016, 21:36
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12 Jun 2016, 17:28
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Abstract:
NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment that uses an upgraded NuMI beam from Fermilab. The two functionally similar, high sampling, liquid scintillator calorimeters are 14 mrad off-axis from the beam, providing a neutrino flux narrowly peaked at around 2 GeV. One of the main physics goals of the experiment is to study the electron (anti)neutrino appearance in a muon (anti)neutrino beam. This will lead to a great opportunity to resolve the neutrino mass hierarchy and a chance to measure the $\delta$ CP-phase in the neutrino sector. Similarly, measurements of the muon (anti)neutrino disappearance probabilities will provide high precision values to $\sin^2{\theta_{23}}$ and $\Delta m^{2}_{32}$ oscillation parameters. A combined analysis measurement will allow a better resolution of the $\theta_{23}$ octant. In this talk, an overview of the NOvA experimental effort will be presented.
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