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Recent Results from MicroBooNE Addressing the MiniBooNE Anomaly

Date and Time: Friday, February 18, 2022, 03:30pm -
Location: Zoom

Speaker: Lauren Yates, Fermilab


Abstract:  The MicroBooNE experiment uses a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) located on-axis in the Booster Neutrino Beam at Fermilab to perform a wide variety of physics measurements. Recently, MicroBooNE released its first set of results addressing the nature of the anomalous excess of low-energy interactions previously observed by the MiniBooNE collaboration. I will focus on an approach that isolates electron neutrino interactions consistent with the kinematics of charged-current quasi-elastic (CCQE) events. Multiple novel techniques are employed to identify candidate events, including particle identification that uses two methods of deep-learning-based LArTPC image analysis. I will also briefly discuss the results of the complementary analyses and the overall implications for understanding the MiniBooNE anomaly.


Host: Andrew Mastbaum




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