Event DetailsEvent Dates: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:00pmSeminar Location: OtherSeminar Location Other: Duane Physics Reading RoomSpeaker Name(s): Daniel PershingSpeaker Affiliation(s): Caltech Seminar Type/SubjectScientific Seminar Type: Nuclear/Particle Physics SeminarEvent Details & Abstract: NOvA is a two-detector, long-baseline experiment designed to measure the rate of electron neutrino appearance in the narrow-band, off-axis NuMI beam of muon neutrinos. We will discuss recent results from the joint analysis of muon neutrino disappearance and electron neutrino appearance. The dataset includes 9.48e20 protons-on-target, all with the beam in neutrino running. Additionally, we will cover a cross section analysis of neutral pion production in charged current events, measuring the differential kinematic distributions in such interactions. This interaction channel is a background to electron neutrino appearance searches and is thus very relevant to current and future oscillation experiments.