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By Juan Pedro Ochoa-Ricoux

ISBN-10: 1441979484

ISBN-13: 9781441979483

A look for Muon Neutrino to Electron Neutrino Oscillations within the MINOS Experiment is a tour de force that summarizes, basically and in a few intensity, a lot of Ochoa’s immense physique of labor which has had a huge influence on MINOS. the center piece of the thesis is the quest for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations, which might point out a non-zero blending perspective among the 1st and 3rd neutrino generations (θ13), at present the “holy grail” of neutrino physics. The optimum extraction of the electron neutrino oscillation sign is predicated at the novel “library occasion matching” (LEM) process which Ochoa constructed and applied including colleagues at Caltech and at Cambridge, which improves MINOS’ achieve for constructing an oscillation sign over the other approach. LEM will now be the foundation for MINOS’ outcome, and may most likely preserve MINOS on the leading edge of this box till it completes its information taking in 2011. Ochoa and his colleagues additionally built the winning plan to run MINOS with a beam tuned for antineutrinos, to make a delicate try of CPT symmetry by means of evaluating the inter-generational mass splitting for neutrinos and antineutrinos. Ochoa’s in-depth, artistic method of the answer of quite a few advanced experimental difficulties is a phenomenal instance for graduate scholars and longtime practitioners of experimental physics alike. one of the most interesting ends up in this box to emerge within the close to destiny might locate their foundations during this thesis, for which Ochoa used to be offered the nationwide Prize for early life of Mexico in 2009.

This Doctoral Thesis has been approved via California Institute of know-how, Pasadena, USA.

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