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Event Number 4398

  Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum
Studying Neutrino Oscillations at NOvA: From Experimental Design to Pioneering Analysis
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Alexander Radovic, William and Mary
Abstract: The observation of neutrino oscillations provides evidence of physics beyond the standard model, and the precise measurement of those oscillations remains an important goal for the field of particle physics. NOνA is one of the foremost experiments in that field. Taking advantage of a two-detector technique, a tightly focused off-axis view of the NuMI neutrino beam, and a pair of finely instrumented liquid scintillator detectors, NOνA is in a prime position to contribute to precision measurements of the neutrino mass splitting, mass hierarchy, and CP violation.

This presentation will describe the goals and design of the NOνA experiment, and outline how the cutting edge tools of the Deep Learning community are being used to push the limits of that design. The latest oscillation results will be shown, along with a guide to what to expect from NOvA in the coming years.
Host: Sridhara Dasu
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