Weak Interaction Discussion Group (WIDG) Seminar: David Caratelli, Columbia University, “The MicroBooNE Neutrino Experiment”

Event time: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wright Lab, EAL 108 Conference Room (EAL108) See map
268 Whitney Avenue
New Haven 06520
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

MicroBooNE is an experiment which employs the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) detector technology to study neutrinos produced with the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam. The experiment aims to uncover the source of the excess of electron neutrino-like events recorded by the MiniBooNE experiment. At the same time, MicroBooNE is playing an important role in the larger neutrino community by performing detector R&D, neutrino interaction cross-section measurements, and developing analysis techniques of interest to future large-scale neutrino experiments such as DUNE. As for any accelerator-based detector interested in studying neutrino oscillations, it is essential for MicroBooNE to be able to identify and reconstruct the kinematic properties of electrons and photons produced in $\nu_{\mu}$ and $\nu_e$ interactions. This talk will report on the general status of the MicroBooNE experiment, with a focus on the measurement of electromagnetic activity.