2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Statistical issues in neutrino mass ordering sensitivity

4 Jul 2014, 10:00
Auditorium 3B ()

Auditorium 3B

Oral presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Dr. Mattias Blennow (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)


During the last two years, there has been some confusion in the field on how to assess the sensitivity of future neutrino oscillation experiments to the neutrino mass ordering. A factor of two difference to the common approach has been proposed. We resolve the situation by going back to the basic statistical definitions and apply the results to compare future possibilities of experiments aiming for determination of the mass ordering. We find that the typical median sensitivity measure is very close to that given by the common approach. We also discuss other possible measures of sensitivity and briefly discuss other situations where the method is applicable, such as for the determination of the octant of theta23.

Primary author

Dr. Mattias Blennow (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

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