Author

Edward Dunton

Date of Award

5-5-2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Director of Thesis

Sanjib Mishra

Second Reader

Bing Guo

Abstract

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.

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Last Page

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