- First Name: Nickolas
- Last Name: Solomey
- Working Group Presenter
- Title:Particle Production Measurements at Fermilab
- Presentation Type:Talk
- Presentation Work Group:Cosmic Rays
- Abstract:Particle Production Measurements at Fermilab
The Fermilab E907 experiment has just completed a first run using six beam species (pion, kaon, protons and their antiparticles) from 10 to 120 GeV/c on multiple targets (liquid Hydrogen, the MINOS target and various nuclear targets including Uranium) for a variety of physics goals for studying fundamental scaling laws to improved interaction/production cross sections for the MINOS experiment. The MIPP experiment with its high resolution tracking and all important broad momentum range particle identification abilities will be described. Our extensive data set and the broad physics analysis planned with preliminary first results on all of these topics that will be presented.The proposed future run of an upgraded MIPP detector is of national importance because The National Academy of Science, NSF and DOE have all listed neutrino physics as a top ranked long term physics need for understanding the fundamental Universe. This proposed future run of MIPP would include Liquid Nitrogen, Oxygen or water/ice and its relevance for these future neutrino detectors are justified because future experiments such as NOvA, HyperK and IceCube have need of improved particle production measurements as a function of angle, which are only known to 20%. These poorly known pion/kaon production ratios in the atmosphere is even a major limitations for current SuperK neutrino oscillation data.