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Project descriptions of example neutrino projects

The neutrino group covers a wide range of activities:

T2K has been taking data since 2010. Our research interests revolve around making measurements of neutrino scattering cross section for different scattering modes which have not been measured before. We have studied : coherent scattering of neutrinos from nuclei, the first measurements of single pion production from electron neutrino interactions, and are working on measurements of neutral current interaction cross sections.

HyperK is in the development phase and our activities can be read about here. A project on Hyper-K would involve R&D work on the two calibration systems we are constructing for Hyper-K, work on the data acquisition system and analysis work on validating the calibration system requirements using the Hyper-K neutrino flavour oscillation analysis.

DUNE will use Liquid-Argon Time-Projection Chamber (LArTPC) detectors, which promise to provide "photograph-quality" images of the charged particles emerging from neutrino interactions. Whilst the human eye/brain can usually interpret the complex LArTPC images, to resolve and identify individual particles, it is a significant challenge for an automated, algorithmic approach. The Warwick group is leading the UK's efforts to develop the Pandora LArTPC pattern-recognition software. A project on DUNE would involve development of LArTPC pattern-recognition algorithms, most likely incorporating deep-learning approaches. The outputs from the pattern-recognition software would then be used to perform a physics analysis, working alongside one of the DUNE analysis groups.

Projects are available in all of these areas. Please talk to

Prof Gary Barker (g.j.barker@warwick.ac.uk) or Dr Steven Boyd (s.b.boyd@warwick.ac.uk) for enquiries on T2K

Dr Steve Boyd (s.b.boyd@warwick.ac.uk) for enquiries on Hyper-K

Prof Gary Barker (g.j.barker@warwick.ac.uk) or Dr John Marshall (john.marshall@warwick.ac.uk) for enquiries on DUNE