Date of Award
Physics and Astronomy
Director of Thesis
In this study we are attempting to measure the sensitivity of our methods to anti-muon neutrino induced resonance interactions in the 3-track topology of the NOMAD experiment. We will use a set of Monte Carlo data meant to resemble the NOMAD outputs but with true event type known and then proceed by using a system of single-variable cuts and multivariable analysis through a multilayer perception neural network to distinguish events from these interactions and events from other neutrino or non-neutrino interactions. We will then produce a measurement of the sensitivity to these interactions and determine whether or not proceeding with applying this analysis method to actual NOMAD data in order to measure the anti-muon neutrino induced resonance cross section is possible.
Dunton, Edward, "A Study of Anti-Muon-Neutrino Induced Resonance Production in NOMAD Three-track Topology" (2017). Senior Theses. 150.