MINERvA

The 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, commonly called Neutrino 2016, will bring together scientists from experiments around the world. Scientists working with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will give numerous presentations at Neutrino 2016 and unveil some significant results.

Future detectors, such as Fermilab’s own DUNE, will be designed with proton decay searches in mind. Chris Marshall will present MINERvA’s precision measurement on charged-current kaon production — a significant background to the presumed method by which protons decay — at Friday’s Wine and Cheese seminar.

MINERvA measures the total probability that a muon neutrino (or antineutrino) interacts with the protons and neutrons inside the MINERvA detector via charged-current interaction.