Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Tue., March 31, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

Neutrinos Interacting with Nuclei

Ulrich Mosel, University of Giessen, Giessen (Germany)
Building 6008 Conference Room

Long baseline experiments with neutrinos require a precise knowledge of the incoming neutrino beam properties (energy and flux) as well as a detailed understanding of neutrino-nucleus interactions. In this talk I will discuss a nuclear-physics based simulation of such events on the basis of the Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck equation. I will first demonstrate the successes and limitations of the GiBUU implementation for photonuclear reactions which test the vector domain of the electroweak interaction. I will then illustrate how nuclear rescattering and nuclear structure information can affect the measured quasielastic events in the energy regime of a few 100 MeV to 1.5 GeV neutrino energy.