Particle Physics Seminar
"MiniBooNE Neutrino Oscillation Results"
Presented by William Louis, LANL
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3 pm
Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Hosted by: David Jaffe
The MiniBooNE experiment was designed to test the LSND evidence for neutrino oscillations. After taking data for a decade in both neutrino and antineutrino modes, MiniBooNE observes a 3.8 sigma excess of events that is consistent with neutrino oscillations at the ~1 eV2 scale and with the LSND oscillation signal. The MiniBooNE results will be described, as well as 3+N sterile neutrino models that can explain the existing short-baseline neutrino anomalies. Future short-baseline neutrino experiments, which can prove whether sterile neutrinos exist, will also be discussed.