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Status of the OPERA neutrino experiment

Abstract : The OPERA long-baseline oscillation experiment is located in the underground Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy. OPERA has been designed to observe nu-mu -> nu-tau appearance in the CNGS nu-mu beam, 730 km away from its source at CERN. The apparatus consists of a large set of emulsion-lead targets combined with electronic detectors. First runs in 2007 and 2008 helped checking that detector and related emulsion facilities are fully operational and led to successful first analysis of collected data. The talk, after a short description of the OPERA setup, will present an updated status report on data reconstruction and analysis applied to present samples of neutrino events.
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H. Pessard. Status of the OPERA neutrino experiment. 2009 Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS HEP2009), Jul 2009, Krakow, Poland. pp.280. ⟨in2p3-00421558⟩



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