Parallel Session C
- Maurizio Spurio (BO)
Dr Alessio Caminata (INFN - Genova)
9/30/14, 4:15 PM
The Borexino detector has convincingly shown its outstanding performances in the in the low energy, sub-MeV regime through its unprecedented accomplishments in the solar and geo neutrinos detection. These performances make it the ideal tool to accomplish a state-of-the-art experiment able to test unambiguously the long-standing issue of the existence of a sterile neutrino, as suggested by the...
Mr Eric Flumerfelt (University of Tennessee)
9/30/14, 4:35 PM
The NOvA Experiment at Fermilab is a long baseline accelerator neutrino experiment designed to measure neutrino flavor oscillations. The NOvA detectors began commissioning and collecting initial data in November 2011 and completed construction in July 2014. The experiment features a highly segmented, "totally active", 14 kT Far Detector optimized for the detection of nu_e interactions and...
Dr Nicoletta Mauri (University of Bologna and INFN)
9/30/14, 4:55 PM
The atmospheric muon charge ratio, defined as the number of positive over negative charged muons, is a highly informative observable both for cosmic rays and particle physics. It allows studying the features of high-energy hadronic interactions in the forward region and the composition of primary cosmic rays. We present a review of results from underground experiments measuring the charge...