Physics at Virginia

NOvA shines new light on how neutrinos behave

Friday, September 16 2016

NOvA issued a press release and announced new results on the disappearance of muon neutrinos at the 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics.  From the press release:

"NOvA scientists have seen evidence that one of the three neutrino mass states might not include equal parts of muon and tau flavor, as previously thought. Scientists refer to this as "nonmaximal mixing," and NOvA's preliminary result is the first hint that this may be the case for the third mass state."

The UVa Antimatter Asymmetry group has been a member of NOvA since its inception. Among other things, they designed and built the power distribution system that powers all of the electronics.

Tags: Craig Dukes Craig Group High Energy Physics