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First Oscillation Results From NOvA

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Adam Aurisano
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Maury Goodman
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15 Dec 2015, 22:58
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20 Dec 2015, 22:51
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The NOvA experiment consists of two finely
segmented, liquid scintillator detectors
operating 14 mrad off-axis from the recently
upgraded NuMI muon neutrino beam. The near
detector is located on the Fermilab campus,
1 km from the NuMI target, while the far
detector is located at Ash River, MN, 810
km from the NuMI target. We can study neutrino
oscillations by comparing the energy spectrum
at the near detector to that at the far detector.
By studying the rate of muon neutrino disappearance
at the far detector, we can measure theta_23
and delta m^2_32. Similarly, by studying
the rate of electron neutrino appearance
at the far detector, we can resolve the mass
hierarchy and constrain the CP violating
phase. This talk will describe the muon neutrino
disappearance and electron neutrino appearance
analyses and present results using the first
year of data collected, corresponding to
2.74e20 14 kton-equivalent protons-on-target.
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As presented at Miami 2015.
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