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Friday 23 March 2018, 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Measurements of Neutrino Oscillations by MINOS and MINOS+ - Speaker: Dr Andy Blake (Lancaster)
The MINOS and MINOS+ long-baseline neutrino experiments operated at the Fermi Laboratory between 2003 and 2016. Both phases of the experiment comprised a pair of kiloton-scale steel-scintillator detectors, situated 1km and 735km along the central axis of the NuMI accelerator neutrino beam. MINOS operated in a low-energy beam configuration until 2012; MINOS+ subsequently ran in the upgraded medium-energy NuMI beam. Both MINOS and MINOS+ made precise measurements of neutrino oscillations, and also performed searches for new phenomena beyond the standard model of neutrino oscillations, such as light sterile neutrinos. While the MINOS/MINOS+ data-taking now over, the data analysis is continuing. In this talk, I will present the latest results on neutrino oscillations, combining data from both phases of the experiment. I will also discuss a recent joint analysis of the accelerator data from MINOS/MINOS+ with the reactor data from the Daya Bay and Bugey-3 experiments, which has yielded strong constraints on light sterile neutrinos.
Dr Andrew Blake
Physics, Lancaster University
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