Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

New data for the comprehension of the LSND anomaly

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Auditorium Maximum (Kraków, Poland)

Auditorium Maximum

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Poster session


Alexey Zhemchugov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)


The so-called 'LSND anomaly', a 3.8 \sigma excess of \nuebar events, resulted in many theoretical speculations. The interpretation by the LSND authors that the anomaly originates from \numubar->\nuebar oscillation, is inconsistent with the recent findings of the MiniBooNE Collaboration. We present a critical assessment of the prediction of the neutrino fluxes that were used in the analysis of the LSND experimental data, which possibly can shed light on the anomaly. Our appraisal is based on the pion spectra measured with the HARP large-angle spectrometer under conditions that closely reproduce the LSND situation: a proton beam with 800 MeV kinetic energy bombarding water and copper targets.

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Alexey Zhemchugov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)

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