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NOvA (E929)

The NuMI neutrino beam starts at Fermilab and points toward the MINOS experiment in northern Minnesota. The NOνA detector site is just off the axis of this beam and to the north of MINOS.

NOνA is collaboration of 181 scientists and engineers from 26 institutions that plans to study neutrino oscillations using the existing NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. The NOνA experiment is designed to search for oscillations of muon neutrinos to electron neutrinos by comparing the electron neutrino event rate measured at the Fermilab site with the electron neutrino event rate measured at a location just south of International Falls, MN 810 kilometers distant from Fermilab. If oscillations occur, the far site will see the appearance of electrons in the muon neutrino beam produced at Fermilab.



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