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Organized by: Prof. Lu Lu

Events During the Week of February 21st through February 28th, 2016

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Scintillating v's
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Place: 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Adam Schreckenberger, Univ. of Texas-Austin
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MINOS (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) is a long-baseline neutrino experiment that utilizes the Fermilab-based NuMI beam and two steel-scintillator tracking calorimeters to detect neutrino oscillation. Multivariate techniques allow the MINOS and MINOS+ col- laborations to exploit the νμ → νe dataset to produce limits on θ13, the CP-violating phase (δCP ), Non-Standard Interactions (NSI), and sterile neutrino oscillation parameters. Results encompassing standard three-flavor νe appearance and NSI are presented along with recent analysis developments regarding a sterile neutrino search in MINOS+.
Host: Albrecht Karle
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Thursday, February 25th, 2016

MicroBooNE: Unlocking the Secrets of the Neutrino with Liquid Argon Detector Technology
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Matt Toups, MIT
Abstract: In the last several decades neutrino oscillation experiments have given us a consistent picture of neutrino mass and mixing among three neutrino flavors. However, a series of longstanding and more recent anomalies hint at the existence of additional “sterile” neutrino flavors and complicates this simple picture. In order to improve on previous short baseline sterile neutrino searches, new detector technologies are required. Liquid Argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs) promise to have the sensitivity needed by current and next generation neutrino oscillation experiments looking for the appearance of electron-flavor neutrinos in a predominantly muon-flavored accelerator-based neutrino beam. MicroBooNE is the first of three LArTPC detectors planned for the newly re-established Short Baseline Neutrino program at Fermilab built to address the sterile neutrino hypothesis and to develop the technologies and expertise necessary to deploy a kiloton-scale LArTPC for future long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. First data from the MicroBooNE experiment will be presented along with future prospects for LArTPC technology in the US.
Host: Baha Balantekin
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Friday, February 26th, 2016

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