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Contribution to the experiment nomad searching for neutrino oscillations


The question whether neutrinos are massive is one of the most important in today's physics. The observance of neutrino oscillations would prove the existence of a non-vanishing neutrino mass.
The NOMAD experiment searches for oscillations of muon neutrinos, provided by a high energy neutrino beam of CERN, into tau neutrinos, which shall be identified by their interactions in the detector. NOMAD will be a factor of 10 more sensitive as previous similar experiments.
A major part of the detector are 50 drift chambers (3m x 3m) built in Saclay. They serve as neutrino target and are used to reconstruct the tracks of charged particles.
I will participate in operating the drift chambers, as well as in the general data taking during periodoc stays at CERN. Finally I will contribute to the analysis of the data.

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Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
Centre d'etudes nucléaires de saclay
91191 Gif-sur-yvette

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