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NOvA's latest results on three-flavour neutrino oscillations

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Ashley Back
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Maury Goodman
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07 Dec 2018, 13:58
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17 Dec 2018, 10:16
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NOvA continues to be one of the leading long-baseline neutrino experiments,
thanks to the powerful 700 kW NuMI beam, which directs a beam of predominantly
muon neutrinos from Fermilab, Illinois towards northern Minnesota. The
experiment consists of two detectors placed 810 km apart, both slightly
off-axis from the beam center. Both detectors, one near and one far, were
constructed from plastic extrusions filled with liquid scintillator making them
functionally identical, which largely the flux and cross section systematics
uncertainties. The three-flavour long-baseline search probes undetermined
physics parameters such as the neutrino mass hierarchy (ordering), CP violation
in the lepton sector and the octant of $\theta_{23}$ (the large mixing angle).
The analysis to extract these parameters studies neutrino interactions in each
detector to observe the disappearance of muon neutrinos and the appearance of
electron neutrinos, due to oscillations. I will present results based on the
combined neutrino-mode and antineutrino-mode beam data-sets, collected by the
NOvA experiment up to May 2018. I will also discuss the future physics reach of

Talk presented at Miami 2018, on Dember 16th, 2018.
For the full conference schedule, see

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- Final version of talk presented (see practice talk comments for full details of changes).
- Added summary of practice talk comments and changes.
- Added slides without backups.
- Added summary of questions and the answers I gave.
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