Minutes from September 23 Meeting

What I learned at NESS...

Milind Diwan's Talk at NESS covered in more detail the brookhaven LOI and specifically had some very interesting plots of the neutral pi0 rejection (for a water cereknov device) as a function of (pi0) energy (see pages 19,20).

The brookhaven LOI uses water cerenkov for a "high" energy neutrino beam, but by only accepting single-ring events, they manage to keep the backgrounds low (at the price of efficiency). Because the beam they propose sending to NUSL is wide-band, the total number of events is large and then makes up for the small acceptance.
Deborah Harris
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