A 3 flavour joint near and far detector neutrino oscillation analysis at T2K

Calland, Richard
A 3 flavour joint near and far detector neutrino oscillation analysis at T2K. PhD thesis, University of Liverpool.

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The Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) experiment is a second generation longbaseline neutrino experiment and the �rst to use an o�-axis neutrino beam to produce narrow neutrino energy spectrum. T2K was designed to measure with precision the atmospheric mixing parameters, and also look for evidence of non-zero �13. T2K's near detector (ND280) provides constraints on the beam ux and neutrino cross-section uncertainties, as well as making valuable cross-section measurements. This thesis describes an oscillation analysis that uses samples from both near and far detectors. Importantly, �� and �e samples at the far detector are combined to produce a joint oscillation analysis. A Markov chain Monte Carlo is used to construct the Bayesian posterior distribution by sampling a likelihood function. From the Bayesian posterior distribution, the oscillation parameters of interest and their errors are estimated. When analysing with only T2K run 1-4 data, the best �t point for the oscillation parameters is �m2 32 = (

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Date: 2014-09-05 (completed)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 14:39
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2022 01:18
DOI: 10.17638/02009123
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2009123