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Poster Neutrino 2018:Systematic Uncertainties and Cross-Checks for the NOvA Joint nue+numu Analysis

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NOVA-doc-30096-v3
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talk
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Reddy Pratap Gandrajula
Updated by:
Maury Goodman
Document Created:
28 May 2018, 02:48
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31 May 2018, 20:15
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Abstract:
One of the key physics goals of NOvA is to constrain oscillation parameters such as the octant of $\theta_{23}$, $\delta_{CP}$, and the neutrino mass hierarchy via a joint $\nu_{\mu}+\nu_{e}$ oscillation analysis. We do this by propagating $\nu_{\mu}$'s from the world's most powerful neutrino beam at Fermilab, over a baseline of 810 km to northern Minnesota, USA, and measure the $\nu_{\mu}$ to $\nu_{e}$ oscillation probability. NOvA will be presenting its latest oscillation results, based on 9$\times10^{20}$ (7$\times10^{20}$) protons on target neutrino (antineutrino) data. Strong constraints on these oscillation parameters require a rigorous treatment of systematic uncertainties and performing thorough cross-checks. In this poster, we present an overview of the treatment of systematic uncertainties, considering contributions from the beam flux, calibration, and uncertainties in our modeling of interactions, as well as cross checks using muon removed simulations and cosmic muon brem showers.
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