School of Physics and Astronomy

Neutrino Interactions at MINERvA

14 January 2014

Time: 1:30pm
Venue: See Talk Details

Series: 
PPRC Seminars
Speaker: 
Kevin McFarland
Host: 
Jeanne Wilson
 
Abstract: 

Neutrino interactions on nuclei at the energies relevant for current and future accelerator oscillation experiments have momentum transfers of order \Lambda_QCD and inhabit a murky region neither dominated by elastic or inelastic processes.  These oscillation experiments are soon to be disappointed by both the state of the art of theoretical predictions of these processes and the paucity of data to guide effective models of these interactions.  The MINERvA experiment at Fermilab's NuMI neutrino beam seeks to learn about these scattering processes on a variety of nuclei.  Our early results illustrate the value of this data and the difficulties that remain.

The talk will be in Francis Bancroft room 1.02.6

Attachments:
MINERvA McFarland QMUL January 2014.pdf [PDF 7,332KB]