[Seminars] HEP Seminar Today - April 13

Holly Hernandez holly2 at uchicago.edu
Mon Apr 13 10:31:05 CDT 2015


Monday April 13, 2015
LASR 162

Speaker: Gabriel Perdue (Fermilab)

Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions: MINERvA and GENIE

Establishing whether neutrinos and antineutrinos oscillate differently (so-called “CP violation'') and fully testing the three-flavor neutrino framework is a daunting task. Event generators play a mission-critical role in neutrino experiments and need the same level of attention as the experimental apparatus. GENIE (Generates Events for Neutrino Interaction Experiments) is the leading event generator in use at neutrino experiments today and is a part of the core software stack for every current and planned neutrino beam experiment in the United States. Results from running neutrino experiments and modern cross section measurements must be coupled to the latest developments in nuclear theory within event generators if we are to obtain the largest possible return on all the investments being made in the neutrino program. This seminar will highlight recent results from MINERvA, and use them to motivate the on-going program in GENIE to produce an event generator capable of meeting the challenges of the next generation of long and short-baseline neutrino experiments.

If you’re interested in getting dinner with Dr. Perdue after the seminar, please let me or Prof. Wah know. Thanks! Everyone will meet at Siam in Hyde Park at 6pm.

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