Comparisons and challenges of modern neutrino scattering experiments (TENSIONS2016 report)

M. Betancourt, S. Bolognesi, J. Calcutt, R. Castillo Fernandez, A. Cudd, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. P. Furmanski, R. Fine, J. Grange, L. Jiang, T. Katori, J. Kleckner, J. Kleykamp, K. Mahn, B. Messerly, G. Perdue, L. Pickering, J. P. Stowell, J. SobczykN. Suarez, H. Tanaka, R. Tayloe, R. T. Thornton, M. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, C. Wret, G. P. Zeller

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Over the last decade, there has been enormous effort to measure neutrino interaction cross sections important to oscillation experiments. However, a number of results from modern experiments appear to be in tension with each other, despite purporting to measure the same processes. The TENSIONS2016 workshop was held at University of Pittsburgh July 24–31, 2016 and was sponsored by the Pittsburgh Particle Physics, Astronomy, and Cosmology Center (PITT PACC). The focus was on bringing experts from three experimental collaborations together to compare results in detail and try to find the source of tension by clarifying and comparing signal definitions and the analysis strategies used for each measurement. A set of comparisons between the measurements using a consistent set of models was also made. This paper summarizes the main conclusions of that work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalPhysics Reports
StatePublished - Nov 20 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge local support from PITT PACC (University of Pittsburgh Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology Center). Research support for participating scientists came from National Science Foundation PHY-1306942 , PHY-1614545 (Indiana) and Department of Energy (USA) DE-SC0007914 (Pittsburgh) DE-FG02-91ER40685 (Rochester) DE-SC0015903 (MSU) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (KM); Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy , Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) ( SAPPJ-2014-00031 ), Canada; Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) , UK; the Swiss National Science Foundation and SERI, Switzerland; NCN Opus Grant No. 2016/21/B/ST2/01092 , Poland; and H2020 Grant No. RISE-GA644294-JENNIFER EU. We also thank the WestGrid, SciNet and CalculQuebec consortia in ComputeCanada.

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