4-6 May 2015
Union South
US/Central timezone

Status of the NOvA Experiment

6 May 2015, 12:00
The Marquee, 2nd Floor (Union South)

The Marquee, 2nd Floor

Union South

1308 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706
Status of the NOvA Experiment, Ryan Patterson, CalTech Status of the NOvA Experiment


Ryan Patterson (California Institute of Technology)


​The NOvA long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment at Fermilab has transitioned from construction to operation, with the 14-kton Far Detector and the 0.3-kton Near Detector now collecting neutrino data. With it's full planned exposure, NOvA will make the most precise measurements to date of the atmospheric neutrino sector, and NOvA's 810-km baseline gives it a unique sensitivity among existing experiments for measuring the neutrino mass hierarchy, a critical missing piece of the neutrino framework. I will summarize the construction and commissioning of NOvA, current analysis activities, and the physics outlook of the experiment.

Primary author

Ryan Patterson (California Institute of Technology)

Presentation Materials