The Appearance of a Tau Neutrino in OPERA

Caren Hagner (Hamburg)
DESY Auditorium, 17:00h

The OPERA experiment is searching for the appearance of tau-neutrinos in a beam of myon-neutrinos. The myon-neutrinos are produced at CERN and sent over a distance of 730km to the Gran Sasso Lab (LNGS) in Italy. I want to present the status of the experiment after the first three years of data taking. In the spring of this year, the OPERA collaboration has identified a first candidate for the interaction of a tau neutrino. Therefore a special focus of my talk will be the presentation and discussion of this event.

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