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NOVA-doc-30360-v4
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Submitted by:
Rijeesh Keloth
Updated by:
Gavin S Davies
Document Created:
14 Jun 2018, 12:05
Contents Revised:
21 Jun 2018, 16:37
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21 Nov 2018, 11:33
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Abstract:
The primary goal of the NOvA experiment is to perform sensitive searches for standard three-flavor neutrino oscillations. The experiment is designed to measure electron-neutrino appearance at the Far Detector using the Near Detector to control systematic uncertainties; however, the Near Detector is well suited for searching for possible anomalous short-baseline oscillations. The LSND and MiniBooNE experiments obtained hints of electron-antineutrino appearance, which does not fit the three-flavor neutrino paradigm and can be explained by the addition of a sterile neutrino at a larger mass scale than the existing three-flavor mass states. This talk will present a novel method for selecting tau neutrino interactions at the Near Detector using a convolutional neural network. Based on this method, this talk will present NOvA's sensitivity to anomalous short-baseline tau-neutrino appearance and muon neutrino disappearance due to sterile neutrino oscillations.
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The final version of the talk presented in `New Perspectives 2018` on NOvA's Short-Baseline Tau-Neutrino Appearance Search`.
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held on 14 Jun 2018 in WH2NW black hole
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