Experimental Particle Physics: "Improving T2K Oscillation Results with a Maximum Likelihood Event Reconstruction"

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 15:00
Andrew Missert (University of Colorado, Boulder)

The Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) experiment is an accelerator-based long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment that uses a unique off-axis neutrino beam to precisely measure the parameters that govern neutrino flavor oscillations. This talk will outline the experiment and the current results, which offer tantalizing hints regarding the existence of CP violation in the neutrino sector. It will also cover future improvements to the T2K analysis, most notably the development of a new maximum-likelihood event reconstruction algorithm for Super Kamiokande, which could be used to squeeze even more information about the oscillation parameters from the existing data.


David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6