MINERvA’s new window on an old interaction

What does the proton say? Tammy Walton will discuss MINERvA’s latest result at today’s wine and cheese seminar.

Fermilab postdoc Tammy Walton, formerly of Hampton University, will present a new measurement from the MINERvA experiment, “Exclusive Muon and Proton Quasileastic-like Scattering,” at the Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar today at 4 p.m. in One West.

Quasielastic scattering is one of the most important interactions in neutrino physics these days. For a muon neutrino interaction, both a muon and one or more protons are produced. MINERvA originally studied the quasielastic interaction by measuring everything it could about the outgoing muon. Today Walton will present measurements of the same interaction but by measuring everything it can about the outgoing proton.

Stay tuned for next week’s Frontier Result of the Week for more details, or see the whole story at today’s seminar.