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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.

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VIRTUAL INPA SEMINAR | Yifan Chen (Univ. of Bern)

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Yifan Chen (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Title: Just A Little Kick: Low-Energy Transfer Muon-Neutrino νμ Charged-Current Interactions on Argon


Accelerator neutrino oscillation experiments provide a sensitive way to approach a few major open questions in neutrino physics. To achieve precision neutrino oscillation measurements, we need a better understanding of key aspects of the experiments, such as the detection technologies and neutrino interactions. In this talk, I will focus on low-energy transfer muon-neutrino charged-current interactions using the MicroBooNE detector, where the neutrinos give just a little kick to the target. Neutrino interactions are poorly understood at low-energy transfers. A number of experiments operating in few-GeV accelerator neutrino beams have found discrepancies between their measured data and model predictions in this region. We explore this region of phase space with Argon for the first time, which will be valuable for constraining uncertainties for future accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiments. In particular, the short baseline neutrino program (SBN) and deep underground neutrino experiment (DUNE), both use Argon as their target material. In addition, MicroBooNE employs the same liquid argon time projection chamber detector technology as SBN and DUNE, which makes the detector physics studies carried out in this analysis an additional useful input for future neutrino oscillation experiments.
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January 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 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 Gordon.