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MINERvA: Cross Sections and Beyond

November 28, 2012 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Presenter 
Heather Ray, University of Florida
Location 
Building 362, Room F108
Type 
Seminar
Series 
Abstract:
MINERvA (Main Injector Experiment for v-A) is a neutrino scattering experiment, employing a fine-grained detector with an eight ton active target region, located in the NuMI high-intensity neutrino beam at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. MINERvA was designed to make precision measurements of low energy neutrino and antinuetrino cross sections on a variety of different materials (plastic scintillator, C, Fe, Pb, He and H2O).

The experiment will provide important inputs, both in support of neutrino oscillation searches and as a pure weak probe of the nuclear medium. In this talk I will present a detailed discussion of our detector and it's performance, and showcase the latest results from our various analyses.