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Wednesday August 31, 2011

Igor Ostrovskiy

PhD Candidate,
University of Alabama

Status of the Double Chooz experiment and its calibration program

Abstract: Double Chooz is the first of the several new reactor anti-neutrino experiments to start data taking. Its goal is to measure, or limit, the last unknown neutrino mixing angle θ 13.

One of the two Double Chooz detectors is constructed, filled, commissioned, and is taking physics data since early Spring. The first radioactive source deployment has recently been performed, and the acquired data are currently used to precisely calibrate such important parameters as trigger threshold, energy scale, and neutron detection efficiency.

After describing the experimental concept, expected sensitivity, and detector design (with emphasis on calibration systems) we present the current status of the experiment.

Bio: Not Available

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Physics and Astrophysics Conference Room 102/103

Light refreshments available 4:00pm; Presentation begiins 4:15pm

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