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Volume 283 - Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (NOW2016) - Session I: Oscillation parameters: Present
Neutrino oscillations with the OPERA experiment
G. Galati* on behalf of the OPERA Collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2017 February 14
Published on: 2017 June 20
OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion tRacking Apparatus) was a long-baseline experiment at the Gran Sasso laboratory (LNGS) designed to search for $\nu_{\mu}\to\nu_{\tau}$ oscillations in appearance mode. OPERA took data from 2008 to 2012 with the CNGS neutrino beam from CERN. The observation of five $\nu_{\tau}$ candidates allowed assessing the discovery of $\nu_{\mu} \to \nu_{\tau}$ appearance in the CNGS neutrino beam with a significance of $5.1\sigma$.
The data analysis is still ongoing, with the goal of improving the sensitivity to the sterile neutrino search in the $\nu_\mu \to \nu_{\tau}$ and $\nu_\mu \to \nu_e$ appearance channels and oscillation parameters with reduced statistical uncertainties. Current results will be presented and perspectives discussed.
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