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Joshua Spitz (U. Michigan) " First Measurement of Monoenergetic Muon Neutrino Charged Current Interactions
June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This talk will present the first measurement of monoenergetic muon
neutrino charged current interactions. The MiniBooNE experiment at
Fermilab has been used to isolate and study 236 MeV muon neutrino
events originating from charged kaon decay at rest. The muon
kinematics and total cross section have been extracted from this data.
Notably, this result is the first known-energy, weak-interaction-only
probe of the nucleus to yield a measurement of omega (energy
transferred to the nucleus) using neutrinos, a quantity thus far only
accessible through electron scattering. I will discuss the
significance of this measurement, and these monoenergetic neutrinos in
general, for elucidating both the neutrino-nucleus interaction and