RA to work on MINOS

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Physics


MINOS is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. Neutrinos come in 3 different favours and MINOS can measure how one of these can transform into the two others. MINOS investigates this transitions, which are also called oscillations and measures how muon neutrinos can transform themselves into electron and tau neutrinos. The experiment makes precision measurements of the neutrino properties that govern these transitions. This grant will allow to capitalise of the substantial investment that STFC made in the NuMI/MINOS facility and to continue the exploitation of the experiment.
Description Neutrinos are some of the most abundent particles in the univers. The MINOS experiment has measured on how one type of neutrino can transform itself into another. It laid the fundation to properly understand the effect of neutrino oscillation, which in the future could help to explain whay there is more matter than anti-matter in the universe.
Exploitation Route The research ouputs of the experiment are used to inform the design of future more sensitve experiments.
Sectors Other

URL http://www-numi.fnal.gov/Minos/
Description The research has been used to inform the future direction in neutrino physics. Also researcher were trained in data analysis and was working in the digital industry. He has now moved into the financial service industry.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Other
Impact Types Economic

Description RA for LBNE
Amount $70,000 (USD)
Organisation Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 09/2010 
End 03/2013
Description MINOS 
Organisation Multiplicom N.V.
Country Belgium 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Leading calibration effort for MINOS detectors Analysing data and publishing results concerning cosmic rays
Collaborator Contribution providing access to MINOS experimental data
Impact calibrated data, several publications, operating support for detector
Start Year 2006