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Practice APS talk on FD pi0 mass reconstruction

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Sijith Edayath
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18 Jan 2017, 11:10
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NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment with functionally identical, segmented, tracking calorimeter Near and Far detectors. The detectors lie 14.6 mrad off-axis from the Fermilab NuMI beam, with a well-defined peak in neutrino energy at 2 GeV. The absolute calibration of the energy scale of the detectors is a major systematic uncertainty in long-baseline oscillation search in NOvA. Neutrino detectors make use of some standard candles for absolute energy calibration. Stopping muon energy distributions, Michel electron energy distributions, and invariant pi0 mass are among them. In this talk, we cover NOvA's use of a new method to identify pi0's with cosmic origins in the NOvA Far Detector. We employ a computer vision based particle identifier using convolutional neural networks (CVN) to identify pi0s, complementing an existing strategy to identify pi0 from the neutrino beam using more traditional methods in the Near Detector.
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The final version of the talk given in APS.
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held on 18 Jan 2017 in ReadyTalk 1-866-740-1260, ID 6594168
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