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By Juan Pedro Ochoa-Ricoux

A look for Muon Neutrino to Electron Neutrino Oscillations within the MINOS Experiment is a tour de force that summarizes, essentially and in a few intensity, a lot of Ochoa’s significant physique of labor which has had an enormous effect on MINOS. the center-piece of the thesis is the quest for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations, which might point out a non-zero blending perspective among the 1st and 3rd neutrino generations (θ13), at the moment the “holy grail” of neutrino physics. The optimum extraction of the electron neutrino oscillation sign is predicated at the novel “library occasion matching” (LEM) procedure which Ochoa constructed and carried out including colleagues at Caltech and at Cambridge, which improves MINOS’ achieve for setting up an oscillation sign over the other technique. LEM will now be the root for MINOS’ outcome, and may most likely continue MINOS on the leading edge of this box until eventually it completes its information taking in 2011. Ochoa and his colleagues additionally constructed the winning plan to run MINOS with a beam tuned for antineutrinos, to make a delicate attempt of CPT symmetry through evaluating the inter-generational mass splitting for neutrinos and antineutrinos. Ochoa’s in-depth, artistic method of the answer of various advanced experimental difficulties is a phenomenal instance for graduate scholars and longtime practitioners of experimental physics alike. essentially the most interesting leads to this box to emerge within the close to destiny could locate their foundations during this thesis, for which Ochoa used to be provided the nationwide Prize for adolescence of Mexico in 2009.

This Doctoral Thesis has been accredited via California Institute of expertise, Pasadena, USA.

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