andrewgray Posted August 2, 2007 Author Report Share Posted August 2, 2007 (edited) OK, Here are the miniBOONE diagrams from Cosmic Variance Setup: Data: So let me make sure that I am seeing this correctly. In the first column of the graph, the background (BG) event count is about 200 (per .1 GeV) and the miniboone event count was about 260. This leaves about 60 events vs. 200 background noise. Correct? So in the first column, we are talking about the background being 3 times the supposed reactor event count, correct? In the third column, the background is about 5 times the reactor events. Correct? Then, starting with the 4th column, the background measurements and the miniboone measurements become indistinguishable. That is, no reactor events can be seen at all statistically in columns 4-9. Correct? So, if we actually plot the reactor data on the graph, it might look like this (shown in red😞 So we see that most of the events are way below background noise levels, and that electrons and muons are "mysteriously appearing out of nowhere" more than they are supposedly appearing from the reactor neutrinos. Dr Ray goes on to say that this experiment disagrees with the "LSND" experiment, and that . . . Quote Quote from Ray If LSND’s observation is found to be a true fact of nature, the Standard Model of physics cannot fully accommodate/explain neutrino interactions! This “breaking” of the Standard Model is very exciting to physicists, and indicates there is new physics that we haven’t previously thought possible. Many things could be true - there could be new allowed interactions for neutrinos (Lorentz Violation, CP/CPT violation, the list goes on!), or there could be additional particles - sterile neutrinos, which don’t interact with other matter but only can been seen through mixing with other neutrinos. And we see that we are probably on the verge of adding "sterile neutrinos" to the theory to accommodate new data. However, confirmation bias may keep "sterile neutrinos" out for a time, while other experimentalist try to discredit LSND. Andrew A. Gray Edited September 26, 2020 by andrewgray Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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