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

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