Update on the MINOS Experiment at the Fermilab Main Injector

  • Robert C. Webb
Conference paper


The results from several experiments studying atmospheric [2, 3, 4], and solar neutrinos [5, 6, 7, 8, 9] gives a strong indication that neutrinos must have mass and therefore must oscillate. Given that neutrinos have mass and that they interact only weakly with their surroundings, they represent a portion of the dark matter contained in our universe. While it is clear that neutrinos are not the major component of this dark matter, they do represent a segment of matter for which our knowledge is rather limited. The interest in investigating the properties of these particles in more detail has lead to the staging of several “long baseline” neutrino oscillation experiments. The NuMI(Neutrinos at the Main Injector) beam at Fermilab coupled with the MINOS(Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) experiment focuses on just these issues. In this paper we will describe the NuMI/MINOS programs at Fermilab and present a status report on these activities.


Dark Matter Neutrino Oscillation Solar Neutrino Beam Neutrino Main Injector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Webb
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  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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