CSU NOvA Group Contributes to Anti-neutrino Oscillation Result

Calvez and Doyle.

Posted: June 5th, 2018

The CSU NOvA group, led by Prof. Norm Buchanan, made significant contributions to the latest NOvA result, their first utilizing a beam of anti-neutrinos. This is a groundbreaking result and signifies a new milestone for the NOvA collaboration.

Graduate student Derek Doyle and Postdoctoral Fellow Steven Calvez were instrumental in performing the final statistical corrections made to the measurement of the anti-neutrino oscillation parameters. These corrections ensured that the results were as accurate as possible and utilized a new high-performance computing technique. Doyle also took part in a study of comparisons between data and simulated predictions. More details can be found in the Source article.

Calvez and Doyle.

Graduate student Derek Doyle (left) and Postdoctoral Fellow Steven Calvez (right) in the NOvA control room at Fermilab.

 

NOvA anti-nu event.

Candidate anti-neutrino event captured by the NOvA far detector.