Apr 10

NOvA appearance and disappearance results submitted for publication.

NOvA’s latest appearance and disappearance results, corresponding to 6.05E20 POT) have been submitted for publication. Both results are posted to the HEP archives ( https://arxiv.org/pdf/1701.05891.pdf and https://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.03328.pdf ). The results utilize the first two years of neutrino (forward horn current) operation. The appearance results show a slight preference for normal mass hierarchy and delta_CP around …

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Nov 01

ICARUS cryostat and detector finally reunited

ICARUS cryostat and detector finally reunited The CSU group is working to develop the cosmic ray tagger that will almost completely surround the two ICARUS T600 cryostats after installation at Fermilab.

Oct 17

Prof. Norm Buchanan Awarded $514,000 for Continued Development of Photon Detection System for DUNE

Prof. Norm Buchanan has been awarded $514k for the next year to continue development of the photon detection system for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Buchanan’s group is responsible for the engineering as well as quality assurance and quality control of the photon detection system. Senior engineer David Warner is the system engineer and …

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Oct 09

Bob Wilson Elected Chair of the DUNE Collaboration

CSU professor Bob Wilson has been elected chair of the Institutional Board that oversees the 897-member Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) collaboration with scientists and engineers from 154 institutions in 29 countries.  He will also be a member of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for setting scientific and technical objectives and priorities of the …

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Aug 16

NOvA Shines New Light on the Way that Neutrinos Behave

The latest NOvA results show indications that the muon and tau flavor states may not maximally mix and that the third neutrino mass state is dominated by one or the other. The result corresponds to about one sixth of NOvA’s expected data set. Data collected over the next year should firm up the measurement. The …

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Aug 10

Latest T2K Results May Hint at Matter over Anti-Matter Make up of the Universe

The T2K collaboration has released new results that may indicate neutrinos and anti-neutrinos oscillate differently. Two articles describing the exciting result can be found in ScienceDaily   and International Business Times. The T2K public website contains public information and T2K scientific publications.

Aug 09

CSU Neutrino Research Highlighted in Source

Prof. Walter Toki and Prof. Norm Buchanan are working on competing neutrino experiments, T2K and NOvA, respectively. New results from these experiments have been highlighted in recent headlines and in a recent CSU Source publication. Check it out!

Aug 09

Open Position: Physics Design and Technical Support

The High-Energy Physics group in the Department of Physics is seeking a engineer or physicist with demonstrated technical abilities in mechanical design, implementation, and testing. To view the position and/or apply see here.

Mar 16

The NOvA Experiment

The NOvA experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment utilizing the world’s most powerful neutrino beam. The neutrino beam originates at Fermilab and travels 810 km to the 14 kiloton far detector located in  northern Minnesota. The primary physics goals of NOvA are to attempt to measure the CP-violating phase angle and determine the neutrino …

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Mar 16

The T2K Experiment

The T2K experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment based in Japan. It utilizes a muon neutrino beam from the J-PARC accelerator which is sent 295 kilometers underground to the Super-Kamiokande detector (SK) in the Kamioka mine in Japan. The SK experiment is a giant water tank surrounded by photo-multiplier tubes to detect the feeble …

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