Cosmic rays are a pain

Members of Cosmic Ray VetoGgroup at the Fermilab Meson Test Beam Facility hold a Cosmic Ray Veto counter. Top row, from left: Enhao Song (U. Virginia), Alexander Simonenko (JINR, Dubna), Ralf Ehrlich (U. Virginia), Yuri Oksuzian (U. Virginia), Yuri Davydov (JINR, Dubna), Martin Frank (U. Virginia), Steve Magill (Argonne). Bottom row: Vladimir Baranov (JINR, Dubna), Serdar Kurbanov (U. Virginia), Sten Hansen (Fermilab), Akram Artikov (JINR, Dubna), Shruti Shrestha (Kansas State University), Cristiana Principato (U. Virginia).

Members of Cosmic Ray VetoGgroup at the Fermilab Meson Test Beam Facility hold a Cosmic Ray Veto counter. Top row, from left: Enhao Song (U. Virginia), Alexander Simonenko (JINR, Dubna), Ralf Ehrlich (U. Virginia), Yuri Oksuzian (U. Virginia), Yuri Davydov (JINR, Dubna), Martin Frank (U. Virginia), Steve Magill (Argonne). Bottom row: Vladimir Baranov (JINR, Dubna), Serdar Kurbanov (U. Virginia), Sten Hansen (Fermilab), Akram Artikov (JINR, Dubna), Shruti Shrestha (Kansas State University), Cristiana Principato (U. Virginia).

Cosmic rays are with us all the time, but they are a pain. This article outlines some of the techniques that are used at Fermilab to remove cosmic rays from experimental data.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/10/cosmic-rays-pain/, by University of Virginia professor E. Craig Dukes.

CDF can’t stop being charming

CDF reports the measurement, in bins of momentum transverse to incident protons, of the average probability of producing a D+ meson at the Tevatron.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/09/cdf-cant-stop-charming/, by Jeffrey Appel.

A new hunt for sterile neutrinos at NOvA

Find out what NOvA has to say about sterile neutrinos, and what “sterile” means in this context.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/07/new-hunt-sterile-neutrinos-nova/, by Adam Aurisano and Gareth Kafka

Mix and mass: teasing out neutrino transformations

NOvA favors the “normal hierarchy” and large CP violation, but there is not enough data yet to be sure.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/07/mix-mass-teasing-neutrino-transformations/, by Fernanda Psihas (a graduate student at Indiana University)

Getting a feel (and a taste) for neutrinos

Using an extra dimension in the analysis of neutrino events to have a close look at what’s happening.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/07/getting-feel-taste-neutrinos/, by David Coplowe, a physicist at Oxford University.

MC Truth drops new track: kaons at MINERvA

Physics Slam 2015 champion MC Truth, also known as Chris Marshall

Measurements of neutral-current kaon production, a significant background for many proton decay searches.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/02/mc-truth-drops-new-track-kaons-at-minerva/, by Rob Fine; a graduate student at the University of Rochester.

First neutrino results from NOvA submitted for publication

The NOvA experiment has submitted its papers “First measurement of electron neutrino appearance in NOvA” and “First measurement of muon-neutrino disappearance in NOvA” for publication in Physical Review Letters and Physical Review D – Rapid Communications, respectively.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/01/first-neutrino-results-from-nova-submitted-for-publication/, by Mark Messier and Peter Shanahan