HEP Seminar-Rory Fitzpatrick- UMich-"First Measurement of Monoenergetic Muon Neutrino Charged Current Interactions"

Wed, May 9, 2018, 2:00 pm
303 Jadwin Hall

The NuMI beam absorber at Fermilab provides an intense source of 236 MeV muon neutrinos originating from kaon decay at rest that are observed by the MiniBooNE detector. The kaon-decay-at-rest (KDAR) neutrino represents a standard candle for studying neutrino-nucleus interactions, cross sections, and energy reconstruction in the hundreds of MeV region and has also been proposed for use in a number of precision physics measurements. I will present recent results from MiniBooNE which report the first known-energy, weak-interaction-only probe of the nucleus to yield a measurement of neutrino-nucleus energy transfer, a parameter traditionally only accessible via electron scattering.