Springer Theses

Predicting the T2K Neutrino Flux and Measuring Oscillation Parameters

Authors: Vladisavljevic, Tomislav

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • Presents the most precise a priori calculation of an accelerator-based neutrino beam to date
  • Offers a comprehensive overview of hadronic interactions relevant for the production of conventional neutrino beams in accelerator facilities
  • Employs the Markov Chain Monte Carlo methodology for a Bayesian treatment to measurements of neutrino oscillation parameters
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This thesis reports the calculation of neutrino production for the T2K experiment; the most precise a priori estimate of neutrino production that has been achieved for any accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiment to date. The production of intense neutrino beams at accelerator facilities requires exceptional understanding of chains of particle interactions initiated within extended targets. In this thesis, the calculation of neutrino production for T2K has been improved by using measurements of particle production from a T2K replica target, taken by the NA61/SHINE experiment. This enabled the reduction of the neutrino production uncertainty to the level of 5%, which will have a significant impact on neutrino oscillation and interaction measurements by T2K in the coming years. In addition to presenting the revised flux calculation methodology in an accessible format, this thesis also reports a joint T2K measurement of muon neutrino and antineutrino disappearance, and the accompanying electron neutrino and antineutrino appearance, with the updated beam constraint.

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Tomislav Vladisavljevic is a postdoctoral researcher at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford. Tomislav completed both his undergraduate degree and DPhil at the University of Oxford. He was also the inaugural recepient of the Kavli IPMU Oxford DPhil Fellowship, and spent two years of his doctoral degree working at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, in Japan.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Predicting the T2K Neutrino Flux and Measuring Oscillation Parameters
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51174-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51174-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51173-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 199
Number of Illustrations
111 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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