Recent results from the MINOS experiment

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Abstract

The Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) is a long baseline experiment designed to precisely measure the parameters of atmospheric neutrino oscillations using an artificial beam, the Fermilab Neutrinos at Main Injector (NuMI) beam. The beam is sent through the 1 kt near detector at Fermilab to the 5.4 kt far detector, 735 km away in the Soudan Mine in Minnesota. Analysis of the first year of data has yielded a best fit for the oscillation parameters of = 2.74+00:42: x 103eV2/c4 and sin2(2823) 0.87 (at 68% C.L.). The performance of the NuMI beam and the MINOS detectors is also reported, along with an outline of the other physics analyses being pursued.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Lake Louise Winter Institute
Subtitle of host publicationFundamental Interactions, LLWI 2007
Pages262-266
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Lake Louise Winter Institute: Fundamental Interactions, LLWI 2007 - Lake Louise, AB, Canada
Duration: Feb 19 2007Feb 24 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 22nd Lake Louise Winter Institute: Fundamental Interactions, LLWI 2007

Conference

Conference22nd Lake Louise Winter Institute: Fundamental Interactions, LLWI 2007
CountryCanada
CityLake Louise, AB
Period2/19/072/24/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Godley, A. (2008). Recent results from the MINOS experiment. In Proceedings of the 22nd Lake Louise Winter Institute: Fundamental Interactions, LLWI 2007 (pp. 262-266). (Proceedings of the 22nd Lake Louise Winter Institute: Fundamental Interactions, LLWI 2007).