About the INPA Seminars

All seminars are on Fridays (unless otherwise noted) and start at 12:00 (noon) with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically the talks end by 13:00. The seminars take place in Bldg. 50A, room 5132.

The committee members are:

The following Seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics is tentative. The seminar becomes final usually a few days before the Friday of the talk.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact Paris C. Gordon at 510-486-4903 pcgordon@lbl.gov

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Jyoti Joshi (BNL) – Recent Results from MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC

August 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

MicroBooNE is a large (85-ton active mass) liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) experiment operating near the surface at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois. The detector observes neutrino interactions from the on-axis Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) at short distance (470 m), enabling an investigation of the MiniBooNE low-energy excess as well as neutrino-argon cross section measurements. Another key purpose of the experiment is to gain experience with the operation and calibration of large LArTPC detectors in preparation for the SBN (Short Baseline Neutrino) program at Fermilab and DUNE (the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment). We discuss the principal physics goals of MicroBooNE and highlight aspects related to operating a large LArTPC near the surface. The MicroBooNE LArTPC calibration program and different neutrino event reconstruction techniques are discussed, and recent results from the experiment are presented.


August 24, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Sessler Conference Room CA

INPA guests from campus can now come up to the lab early on Fridays. The INPA Common Room (50-5026) is reserved for our guests from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and from 1 pm to 5 pm. Note that the seminars are now held in 50A-5132 to accommodate a larger number of attendees.

Also, on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm you are welcome to join the INPA Speaker for a brown-bag lunch in the small Pers Hall conference room, 54-130B.

INPA Tea Series

The Physics and Nuclear Science Divisions have together been leaders in revolutionary changes in our understanding of neutrinos and cosmology. Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum. Tea and light refreshments will be served.

INPA Common Room (50-5026)
3:30 pm

Access to the Lab

For a shuttle pass please email Paris C. Gordon. Please note: the pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact, preferably via email, Paris C. Gordon.