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A system for online measurement of the transverse beam emittance was developed. It is named $^{4}$PrOB$\varepsilon$aM (4-Profiler Online Beam Emittance Measurement) and was conceived to measure the emittance in a fast and efficient way using the multiple beam profiler method. The core of the system is constituted by four consecutive UniBEaM profilers, which are based on silica fibers passing across the beam. Read More

2017May
Authors: MicroBooNE collaboration, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, J. Anthony, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, L. Bagby, S. Balasubramanian, B. Baller, C. Barnes, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, M. Bishai, A. Blake, T. Bolton, B. Bullard, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, H. Chen, E. Church, D. Cianci, E. Cohen, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. I. Crespo-Anadon, G. De Geronimo, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, A. A. Fadeeva, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, D. Garcia-Gamez, G. T. Garvey, V. Genty, D. Goeldi, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, H. Greenlee, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, P. Hamilton, O. Hen, J. Hewes, C. Hill, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, A. Hourlier, E. -C. Huang, C. James, J. Jan de Vries, C. -M. Jen, L. Jiang, R. A. Johnson, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, G. Karagiorgi, W. Ketchum, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, A. Laube, S. Li, Y. Li, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, J. Nowak, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, E. Piasetzky, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, V. Radeka, A. Rafique, S. Rescia, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, B. Russell, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, J. Sinclair, A. Smith, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, S. Soldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, A. M. Szelc, N. Tagg, K. Terao, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, M. Toups, Y. -T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, W. Van De Pontseele, R. G. Van de Water, B. Viren, M. Weber, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, T. Yang, L. Yates, B. Yu, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang

The low-noise operation of readout electronics in a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) is critical to properly extract the distribution of ionization charge deposited on the wire planes of the TPC, especially for the induction planes. This paper describes the characteristics and mitigation of the observed noise in the MicroBooNE detector. The MicroBooNE's single-phase LArTPC comprises two induction planes and one collection sense wire plane with a total of 8256 wires. Read More

2017Apr
Authors: MicroBooNE collaboration, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, J. Anthony, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, L. Bagby, S. Balasubramanian, B. Baller, C. Barnes, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, M. Bishai, A. Blake, T. Bolton, L. Bugel, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, H. Chen, E. Church, D. Cianci, E. Cohen, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. I. Crespo-Anadon, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, D. Garcia-Gamez, G. T. Garvey, V. Genty, D. Goeldi, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, H. Greenlee, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, P. Hamilton, O. Hen, J. Hewes, C. Hill, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, E. -C. Huang, C. James, J. Jan de Vries, C. -M. Jen, L. Jiang, R. A. Johnson, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, G. Karagiorgi, W. Ketchum, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, A. Laube, Y. Li, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, J. Nowak, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, E. Piasetzky, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, A. Rafique, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, B. Russell, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, J. Sinclair, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, S. Soldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, K. A. Sutton, A. M. Szelc, N. Tagg, K. Terao, M. Thomson, M. Toups, Y. -T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, R. G. Van de Water, B. Viren, M. Weber, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, T. Yang, L. Yates, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang

The MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) has been taking data at Fermilab since 2015 collecting, in addition to neutrino beam, cosmic-ray muons. Results are presented on the reconstruction of Michel electrons produced by the decay at rest of cosmic-ray muons. Michel electrons are abundantly produced in the TPC, and given their well known energy spectrum can be used to study MicroBooNE's detector response to low-energy electrons (electrons with energies up to ~50 MeV). Read More

2017Mar
Authors: MicroBooNE collaboration, P. Abratenko, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, L. Bagby, S. Balasubramanian, B. Baller, C. Barnes, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, M. Bishai, A. Blake, T. Bolton, L. Bugel, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, H. Chen, E. Church, D. Cianci, E. Cohen, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. I. Crespo-Anadon, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, D. Garcia-Gamez, G. T. Garvey, V. Genty, D. Goeldi, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, H. Greenlee, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, P. Hamilton, O. Hen, J. Hewes, C. Hill, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, E. -C. Huang, C. James, J. Jan de Vries, C. -M. Jen, L. Jiang, R. A. Johnson, B. J. P. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, L. N. Kalousis, G. Karagiorgi, W. Ketchum, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, A. Laube, Y. Li, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, J. Nowak, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, E. Piasetzky, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, A. Rafique, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, B. Russell, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, J. Sinclair, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, S. Soldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, A. M. Szelc, N. Tagg, K. Terao, M. Thomson, M. Toups, Y. -T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, R. G. Van de Water, B. Viren, M. Weber, J. Weston, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, T. Yang, L. Yates, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang

We discuss a technique for measuring a charged particle's momentum by means of multiple Coulomb scattering (MCS) in the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC). This method does not require the full particle ionization track to be contained inside of the detector volume as other track momentum reconstruction methods do (range-based momentum reconstruction and calorimetric momentum reconstruction). We motivate use of this technique, describe a tuning of the underlying phenomenological formula, quantify its performance on fully contained beam-neutrino-induced muon tracks both in simulation and in data, and quantify its performance on exiting muon tracks in simulation. Read More

Strongly lensed active galactic nuclei (AGN) provide a unique opportunity to make progress in the study of the evolution of the correlation between the mass of supermassive black holes ($\mathcal M_{BH}$) and their host galaxy luminosity ($L_{host}$). We demonstrate the power of lensing by analyzing two systems for which state-of-the-art lens modelling techniques have been applied to Hubble Space Telescope imaging data. We use i) the reconstructed images to infer the total and bulge luminosity of the host and ii) published broad-line spectroscopy to estimate $\mathcal M_{BH}$ using the so-called virial method. Read More

We present gravitational lens models of the multiply imaged quasar DES J0408-5354, recently discovered in the Dark Energy Survey (DES) footprint, with the aim of interpreting its remarkable quad-like configuration. We first model the DES single-epoch $grizY$ images as a superposition of a lens galaxy and four point-like objects, obtaining spectral energy distributions (SEDs) and relative positions for the objects. Three of the point sources (A,B,D) have SEDs compatible with the discovery quasar spectra, while the faintest point-like image (G2/C) shows significant reddening and a `grey' dimming of $\approx0. Read More

We report the discovery and spectroscopic confirmation of the quad-like lensed quasar system DES J0408-5354 found in the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Year 1 (Y1) data. This system was discovered during a search for DES Y1 strong lensing systems using a method that identified candidates as red galaxies with multiple blue neighbors. DES J0408-5354 consists of a central red galaxy surrounded by three bright (i < 20) blue objects and a fourth red object. Read More

2017Jan
Affiliations: 1Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, 2Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, 3Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, 4Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany, 5Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, 6Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, 7Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, 8Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, 9Université Lyon, CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon

Flux ratio anomalies in quasar lenses can be attributed to dark matter substructure surrounding the lensing galaxy and, thus, used to constrain the substructure mass fraction. Previous applications of this approach infer a substructure abundance that potentially in tension with the predictions of a $\Lambda$CDM cosmology. However, the assumption that all flux ratio anomalies are due to substructure is a strong one, and alternative explanations have not been fully investigated. Read More

We present an exploration of the mass structure of a sample of 12 strongly lensed massive, compact early-type galaxies at redshifts $z\sim0.6$ to provide further possible evidence for their inside-out growth. We obtain new ESI/Keck spectroscopy and infer the kinematics of both lens and source galaxies, and combine these with existing photometry to construct (a) the fundamental plane (FP) of the source galaxies and (b) physical models for their dark and luminous mass structure. Read More

2016Dec
Authors: MicroBooNE Collaboration, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, A. Aparicio, S. Aponte, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, N. Ayoub, L. Bagby, B. Baller, R. Barger, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, K. Biery, M. Bishai, A. Blake, V. Bocean, D. Boehnlein, V. D. Bogert, T. Bolton, L. Bugel, C. Callahan, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, S. Chappa, H. Chen, K. Chen, C. Y. Chi, C. S. Chiu, E. Church, D. Cianci, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. Cornele, P. Cowan, J. I. Crespo-Anadon, G. Crutcher, C. Darve, R. Davis, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Duffin, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, D. Erickson, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, S. Farooq, J. Farrell, D. Featherston, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, V. Genty, M. Geynisman, D. Goeldi, B. Goff, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, J. Green, A. Greene, H. Greenlee, T. Griffin, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, R. Haenni, P. Hamilton, P. Healey, O. Hen, E. Henderson, J. Hewes, C. Hill, K. Hill, L. Himes, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, D. Huffman, C. M. Ignarra, C. James, E. James, J. Jan de Vries, W. Jaskierny, C. M. Jen, L. Jiang, B. Johnson, M. Johnson, R. A. Johnson, B. J. P. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, L. N. Kalousis, G. Karagiorgi, T. Katori, P. Kellogg, W. Ketchum, J. Kilmer, B. King, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, E. Klein, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, R. Krull, R. Kubinski, G. Lange, F. Lanni, A. Lathrop, A. Laube, W. M. Lee, Y. Li, D. Lissauer, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, G. Lukhanin, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, G. Mahler, I. Majoros, D. Makowiecki, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, D. Markley, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, K. T. McDonald, D. McKee, A. McLean, J. Mead, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, W. Miner, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, Z. Moss, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, B. Norris, N. Norton, J. Nowak, M. OBoyle, T. Olszanowski, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, R. Pelkey, M. Phipps, S. Pordes, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, V. Radeka, A. Rafique, R. A Rameika, B. Rebel, R. Rechenmacher, S. Rescia, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, A. Ruga, B. Russell, R. Sanders, W. R. Sands III, M. Sarychev, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, R. Scott, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, M. Shoun, J. Sinclair, W. Sippach, T. Smidt, A. Smith, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, M. Solano-Gonzalez, S. Soldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, J. Sondericker, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, K. Sutton, A. M. Szelc, K. Taheri, N. Tagg, K. Tatum, J. Teng, K. Terao, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, J. Tillman, M. Toups, Y. T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, M. Utes, R. G. Van de Water, C. Vendetta, S. Vergani, E. Voirin, J. Voirin, B. Viren, P. Watkins, M. Weber, T. Wester, J. Weston, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, K. C. Wu, T. Yang, B. Yu, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang, M. Zuckerbrot

This paper describes the design and construction of the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber and associated systems. MicroBooNE is the first phase of the Short Baseline Neutrino program, located at Fermilab, and will utilize the capabilities of liquid argon detectors to examine a rich assortment of physics topics. In this document details of design specifications, assembly procedures, and acceptance tests are reported. Read More

The Fermilab Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program aims to observe and reconstruct thousands of neutrino-argon interactions with its three detectors (SBND, MicroBooNE and ICARUS-T600), using their hundred of tonnes Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers to perform a rich physics analysis program, in particular focused in the search for sterile neutrinos. Given the relatively shallow depth of the detectors, the continuos flux of cosmic ray particles which crossing their volumes introduces a constant background which can be falsely identified as part of the event of interest. Here we present the Cosmic Ray Tagger (CRT) system, a novel technique to tag and identify these crossing particles using scintillation modules which measure their time and coordinates relative to events internal to the neutrino detector, mitigating therefore their effect in the event tracking reconstruction. Read More

2016Nov
Authors: MicroBooNE collaboration, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, L. Bagby, B. Baller, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, M. Bishai, A. Blake, T. Bolton, L. Bugel, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, H. Chen, E. Church, D. Cianci, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. I. Crespo-Anadón, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, G. T. Garvey, V. Genty, D. Goeldi, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, H. Greenlee, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, P. Hamilton, O. Hen, J. Hewes, C. Hill, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, C. James, J. Jan de Vries, C. -M. Jen, L. Jiang, R. A. Johnson, B. J. P. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, G. Karagiorgi, W. Ketchum, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, A. Laube, Y. Li, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, J. Nowak, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, A. Rafique, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, B. Russell, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, J. Sinclair, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, S. Söldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, A. M. Szelc, N. Tagg, K. Terao, M. Thomson, M. Toups, Y. -T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, R. G. Van de Water, B. Viren, M. Weber, J. Weston, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, T. Yang, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang

We present several studies of convolutional neural networks applied to data coming from the MicroBooNE detector, a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC). The algorithms studied include the classification of single particle images, the localization of single particle and neutrino interactions in an image, and the detection of a simulated neutrino event overlaid with cosmic ray backgrounds taken from real detector data. These studies demonstrate the potential of convolutional neural networks for particle identification or event detection on simulated neutrino interactions. Read More

We present a new sample of strong gravitational lens systems where both the foreground lenses and background sources are early-type galaxies. Using imaging from HST/ACS and Keck/NIRC2, we model the surface brightness distributions and show that the sources form a distinct population of massive, compact galaxies at redshifts $0.4 \lesssim z \lesssim 0. Read More

The empirical correlation between the mass of a super-massive black hole (MBH) and its host galaxy properties is widely considered to be evidence of their co-evolution. A powerful way to test the co-evolution scenario and learn about the feedback processes linking galaxies and nuclear activity is to measure these correlations as a function of redshift. Unfortunately, currently MBH can only be estimated in active galaxies at cosmological distances. Read More

We present a new measurement of the Hubble Constant H0 and other cosmological parameters based on the joint analysis of three multiply-imaged quasar systems with measured gravitational time delays. First, we measure the time delay of HE0435-1223 from 13-year light curves obtained as part of the COSMOGRAIL project. Companion papers detail the modeling of the main deflectors and line of sight effects, and how these data are combined to determine the time-delay distance of HE 0435-1223. Read More

Strong gravitational lenses with measured time delays between the multiple images allow a direct measurement of the time-delay distance to the lens, and thus a measure of cosmological parameters, particularly the Hubble constant, $H_{0}$. We present a blind lens model analysis of the quadruply-imaged quasar lens HE 0435-1223 using deep Hubble Space Telescope imaging, updated time-delay measurements from the COSmological MOnitoring of GRAvItational Lenses (COSMOGRAIL), a measurement of the velocity dispersion of the lens galaxy based on Keck data, and a characterization of the mass distribution along the line of sight. HE 0435-1223 is the third lens analyzed as a part of the $H_{0}$ Lenses in COSMOGRAIL's Wellspring (H0LiCOW) project. Read More

Galaxies located in the environment or on the line of sight towards gravitational lenses can significantly affect lensing observables, and can lead to systematic errors on the measurement of $H_0$ from the time-delay technique. We present the results of a systematic spectroscopic identification of the galaxies in the field of view of the lensed quasar HE0435-1223, using the W. M. Read More

Strong gravitational lens systems with time delays between the multiple images allow measurements of time-delay distances, which are primarily sensitive to the Hubble constant that is key to probing dark energy, neutrino physics, and the spatial curvature of the Universe, as well as discovering new physics. We present H0LiCOW ($H_0$ Lenses in COSMOGRAIL's Wellspring), a program that aims to measure $H_0$ with $<3.5\%$ uncertainty from five lens systems (B1608+656, RXJ1131-1231, HE0435-1223, WFI2033-4723 and HE1104-1805). Read More

We describe a novel high-speed front-end electronic board (FEB) for interfacing an array of 32 Silicon Photo-multipliers (SiPM) with a computer. The FEB provides individually adjustable bias on the SiPMs, and performs low-noise analog signal amplification, conditioning and digitization. It provides event timing information accurate to 1. Read More

A sample of 102 local (0.02 < z < 0.1) Seyfert galaxies with black hole masses MBH > 10^7 M_sun was selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and observed using the Keck 10-m telescope to study the scaling relations between MBH and host galaxy properties. Read More

2016Jan
Authors: R. Acciarri, M. A. Acero, M. Adamowski, C. Adams, P. Adamson, S. Adhikari, Z. Ahmad, C. H. Albright, T. Alion, E. Amador, J. Anderson, K. Anderson, C. Andreopoulos, M. Andrews, R. Andrews, I. Anghel, J. d. Anjos, A. Ankowski, M. Antonello, A. ArandaFernandez, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Aristizabal, E. Arrieta-Diaz, K. Aryal, J. Asaadi, D. Asner, M. S. Athar, M. Auger, A. Aurisano, V. Aushev, D. Autiero, M. Avila, J. J. Back, X. Bai, B. Baibussinov, M. Baird, A. B. Balantekin, B. Baller, P. Ballett, B. Bambah, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, G. J. Barker, W. A. Barletta, G. Barr, N. Barros, L. Bartoszek, A. Bashyal, M. Bass, F. Bay, J. Beacom, B. R. Behera, G. Bellettini, V. Bellini, O. Beltramello, P. A. Benetti, A. Bercellie, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, H. Berns, R. Bernstein, S. Bertolucci, B. Bhandari, V. Bhatnagar, B. Bhuyan, J. Bian, K. Biery, M. Bishai, T. Blackburn, A. Blake, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, E. Blaufuss, B. Bleakley, E. Blucher, V. Bocean, F. Boffelli, J. Boissevain, S. Bolognesi, T. Bolton, M. Bonesini, T. Boone, C. Booth, S. Bordoni, M. Borysova, B. Bourguille, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Brandt, J. Bremer, S. Brice, C. Bromberg, G. Brooijmans, G. Brown, R. Brown, G. Brunetti, X. Bu, N. Buchanan, H. Budd, B. Bugg, P. Calafiura, E. Calligarich, E. Calvo, L. Camilleri, M. Campanelli, C. Cantini, B. Carls, R. Carr, M. Cascella, C. Castromonte, E. CatanoMur, F. Cavanna, S. Centro, A. CerveraVillanueva, V. B. Chandratre, A. Chatterjee, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Chattopadhyay, L. Chaussard, S. Chembra, H. Chen, K. Chen, M. Chen, D. Cherdack, C. Chi, S. Childress, S. Choubey, B. C. Choudhary, G. Christodoulou, C. Christofferson, E. Church, D. Cianci, D. Cline, T. Coan, A. Cocco, J. Coelho, P. Cole, G. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, R. Corey, L. Corwin, J. Cranshaw, P. Crivelli, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. Curioni, J. Cushing, D. L. Adams, D. Dale, S. R. Das, T. Davenne, G. S. Davies, J. Davies, J. Dawson, K. De, A. deGouvea, J. K. deJong, P. deJong, P. DeLurgio, M. Decowski, A. Delbart, C. Densham, R. Dharmapalan, N. Dhingra, S. DiLuise, M. Diamantopoulou, J. S. Diaz, G. DiazBautista, M. Diwan, Z. Djurcic, J. Dolph, G. Drake, D. Duchesneau, M. Duvernois, H. Duyang, D. A. Dwyer, S. Dye, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, R. Edgecock, D. Edmunds, S. Elliott, M. Elnimr, S. Emery, E. Endress, S. Eno, A. Ereditato, C. O. Escobar, J. Evans, A. Falcone, L. Falk, A. Farbin, C. Farnese, Y. Farzan, A. Fava, L. Favilli, J. Felde, J. Felix, S. Fernandes, L. Fields, A. Finch, M. Fitton, B. Fleming, T. Forest, J. Fowler, W. Fox, J. Fried, A. Friedland, S. Fuess, B. Fujikawa, A. Gago, H. Gallagher, S. Galymov, T. Gamble, R. Gandhi, D. Garcia-Gamez, S. Gardiner, G. Garvey, V. M. Gehman, A. Gendotti, G. d. Geronimo, C. Ghag, P. Ghoshal, D. Gibin, I. Gil-Botella, R. Gill, D. Girardelli, A. Giri, S. Glavin, D. Goeldi, S. Golapinni, M. Gold, R. A. Gomes, J. J. GomezCadenas, M. C. Goodman, D. Gorbunov, S. Goswami, N. Graf, N. Graf, M. Graham, E. Gramelini, R. Gran, C. Grant, N. Grant, V. Greco, H. Greenlee, L. Greenler, C. Greenley, M. Groh, S. Grullon, T. Grundy, K. Grzelak, E. Guardincerri, V. Guarino, E. Guarnaccia, G. P. Guedes, R. Guenette, A. Guglielmi, A. T. Habig, R. W. Hackenburg, A. Hackenburg, H. Hadavand, R. Haenni, A. Hahn, M. D. Haigh, T. Haines, T. Hamernik, T. Handler, S. Hans, D. Harris, J. Hartnell, T. Hasegawa, R. Hatcher, A. Hatzikoutelis, S. Hays, E. Hazen, M. Headley, A. Heavey, K. Heeger, J. Heise, K. Hennessy, J. Hewes, A. Higuera, T. Hill, A. Himmel, M. Hogan, P. Holanda, A. Holin, W. Honey, S. Horikawa, G. Horton-Smith, B. Howard, J. Howell, P. Hurh, J. Huston, J. Hylen, R. Imlay, J. Insler, G. Introzzi, D. Ioanisyan, A. Ioannisian, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, C. Jackson, D. E. Jaffe, C. James, E. James, F. Jediny, C. Jen, A. Jhingan, S. Jiménez, J. H. Jo, M. Johnson, R. Johnson, J. Johnstone, B. J. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, C. K. Jung, T. Junk, A. Kaboth, R. Kadel, T. Kafka, L. Kalousis, Y. Kamyshkov, G. Karagiorgi, D. Karasavvas, Y. Karyotakis, A. Kaur, P. Kaur, B. Kayser, N. Kazaryan, E. Kearns, P. Keener, S. Kemboi, E. Kemp, S. H. Kettell, M. Khabibullin, M. Khandaker, A. Khotjantsev, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, J. Klein, T. Kobilarcik, S. Kohn, G. Koizumi, A. Kopylov, M. Kordosky, L. Kormos, U. Kose, V. A. Kostelecky, M. Kramer, I. Kreslo, R. Kriske, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, V. A. Kudryavtsev, S. Kulagin, A. Kumar, G. K. Kumar, J. Kumar, L. Kumar, T. Kutter, A. Laminack, K. Lande, C. Lane, K. Lang, F. Lanni, J. Learned, P. Lebrun, D. Lee, H. Lee, K. Lee, W. M. Lee, M. A. LeiguideOliveira, Q. Li, S. Li, S. Li, X. Li, Y. Li, Z. Li, J. Libo, C. S. Lin, S. Lin, J. Ling, J. Link, Z. Liptak, D. Lissauer, L. Littenberg, B. Littlejohn, Q. Liu, T. Liu, S. Lockwitz, N. Lockyer, T. Loew, M. Lokajicek, K. Long, M. D. L. Lopes, J. P. Lopez, J. Losecco, W. Louis, J. Lowery, M. Luethi, K. B. Luk, B. Lundberg, T. Lundin, X. Luo, T. Lux, J. Lykken, A. A. Machado, J. R. Macier, S. Magill, G. Mahler, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Malhotra, D. Malon, F. Mammoliti, S. Mancina, S. K. Mandal, S. Mandodi, S. L. Manly, A. Mann, A. Marchionni, W. Marciano, C. Mariani, J. Maricic, A. Marino, M. Marshak, C. Marshall, J. Marshall, J. Marteau, J. Martin-Albo, D. Martinez, S. Matsuno, J. Matthews, C. Mauger, K. Mavrokoridis, D. Mayilyan, E. Mazzucato, N. McCauley, E. McCluskey, N. McConkey, K. McDonald, K. S. McFarland, A. M. McGowan, C. McGrew, R. McKeown, D. McNulty, R. McTaggart, A. Mefodiev, M. Mehrian, P. Mehta, D. Mei, O. Mena, S. Menary, H. Mendez, A. Menegolli, G. Meng, Y. Meng, H. Merritt, D. Mertins, M. Messier, W. Metcalf, M. Mewes, H. Meyer, T. Miao, R. Milincic, W. Miller, G. Mills, O. Mineev, O. Miranda, C. S. Mishra, S. R. Mishra, B. Mitrica, D. Mladenov, I. Mocioiu, R. Mohanta, N. Mokhov, C. Montanari, D. Montanari, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. Moore, J. Morfin, B. Morgan, C. Morris, W. Morse, Z. Moss, C. Mossey, C. A. Moura, J. Mousseau, L. Mualem, M. Muether, S. Mufson, S. Murphy, J. Musser, R. Musser, Y. Nakajima, D. Naples, J. Navarro, D. Navas, J. Nelson, M. Nessi, M. Newcomer, Y. Ng, R. Nichol, T. C. Nicholls, K. Nikolics, E. Niner, B. Norris, F. Noto, P. Novakova, P. Novella, J. Nowak, M. S. Nunes, H. O'Keeffe, R. Oldeman, R. Oliveira, T. Olson, Y. Onishchuk, J. Osta, T. Ovsjannikova, B. Page, S. Pakvasa, S. Pal, O. Palamara, A. Palazzo, J. Paley, C. Palomares, E. Pantic, V. Paolone, V. Papadimitriou, J. Park, S. Parke, Z. Parsa, S. Pascoli, R. Patterson, S. Patton, T. Patzak, B. Paulos, L. Paulucci, Z. Pavlovic, G. Pawloski, S. Peeters, E. Pennacchio, A. Perch, G. N. Perdue, L. Periale, J. D. Perkin, H. Pessard, G. Petrillo, R. Petti, A. Petukhov, F. Pietropaolo, R. Plunkett, S. Pordes, M. Potekhin, R. Potenza, B. Potukuchi, N. Poudyal, O. Prokofiev, N. Pruthi, P. Przewlocki, D. Pushka, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, R. Raboanary, V. Radeka, A. Radovic, G. Raffelt, I. Rakhno, H. T. Rakotondramanana, L. Rakotondravohitra, Y. A. Ramachers, R. Rameika, J. Ramsey, A. 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This document presents the Conceptual Design Report (CDR) put forward by an international neutrino community to pursue the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF/DUNE), a groundbreaking science experiment for long-baseline neutrino oscillation studies and for neutrino astrophysics and nucleon decay searches. The DUNE far detector will be a very large modular liquid argon time-projection chamber (LArTPC) located deep underground, coupled to the LBNF multi-megawatt wide-band neutrino beam. DUNE will also have a high-resolution and high-precision near detector. Read More

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Authors: R. Acciarri, M. A. Acero, M. Adamowski, C. Adams, P. Adamson, S. Adhikari, Z. Ahmad, C. H. Albright, T. Alion, E. Amador, J. Anderson, K. Anderson, C. Andreopoulos, M. Andrews, R. Andrews, I. Anghel, J. d. Anjos, A. Ankowski, M. Antonello, A. ArandaFernandez, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Aristizabal, E. Arrieta-Diaz, K. Aryal, J. Asaadi, D. Asner, M. S. Athar, M. Auger, A. Aurisano, V. Aushev, D. Autiero, M. Avila, J. J. Back, X. Bai, B. Baibussinov, M. Baird, A. B. Balantekin, B. Baller, P. Ballett, B. Bambah, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, G. J. Barker, W. A. Barletta, G. Barr, N. Barros, L. Bartoszek, A. Bashyal, M. Bass, F. Bay, J. Beacom, B. R. Behera, G. Bellettini, V. Bellini, O. Beltramello, P. A. Benetti, A. Bercellie, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, H. Berns, R. Bernstein, S. Bertolucci, B. Bhandari, V. Bhatnagar, B. Bhuyan, J. Bian, K. Biery, M. Bishai, T. Blackburn, A. Blake, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, E. Blaufuss, B. Bleakley, E. Blucher, V. Bocean, F. Boffelli, J. Boissevain, S. Bolognesi, T. Bolton, M. Bonesini, T. Boone, C. Booth, S. Bordoni, M. Borysova, B. Bourguille, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Brandt, J. Bremer, S. Brice, C. Bromberg, G. Brooijmans, G. Brown, R. Brown, G. Brunetti, X. Bu, N. Buchanan, H. Budd, B. Bugg, P. Calafiura, E. Calligarich, E. Calvo, L. Camilleri, M. Campanelli, C. Cantini, B. Carls, R. Carr, M. Cascella, C. Castromonte, E. CatanoMur, F. Cavanna, S. Centro, A. CerveraVillanueva, V. B. Chandratre, A. Chatterjee, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Chattopadhyay, L. Chaussard, S. Chembra, H. Chen, K. Chen, M. Chen, D. Cherdack, C. Chi, S. Childress, S. Choubey, B. C. Choudhary, G. Christodoulou, C. Christofferson, E. Church, D. Cianci, D. Cline, T. Coan, A. Cocco, J. Coelho, P. Cole, G. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, R. Corey, L. Corwin, J. Cranshaw, P. Crivelli, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. Curioni, J. Cushing, D. L. Adams, D. Dale, S. R. Das, T. Davenne, G. S. Davies, J. Davies, J. Dawson, K. De, A. deGouvea, J. K. deJong, P. deJong, P. 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Malek, S. Malhotra, D. Malon, F. Mammoliti, S. Mancina, S. K. Mandal, S. Mandodi, S. L. Manly, A. Mann, A. Marchionni, W. Marciano, C. Mariani, J. Maricic, A. Marino, M. Marshak, C. Marshall, J. Marshall, J. Marteau, J. Martin-Albo, D. Martinez, S. Matsuno, J. Matthews, C. Mauger, K. Mavrokoridis, D. Mayilyan, E. Mazzucato, N. McCauley, E. McCluskey, N. McConkey, K. McDonald, K. S. McFarland, A. M. McGowan, C. McGrew, R. McKeown, D. McNulty, R. McTaggart, A. Mefodiev, M. Mehrian, P. Mehta, D. Mei, O. Mena, S. Menary, H. Mendez, A. Menegolli, G. Meng, Y. Meng, H. Merritt, D. Mertins, M. Messier, W. Metcalf, M. Mewes, H. Meyer, T. Miao, R. Milincic, W. Miller, G. Mills, O. Mineev, O. Miranda, C. S. Mishra, S. R. Mishra, B. Mitrica, D. Mladenov, I. Mocioiu, R. Mohanta, N. Mokhov, C. Montanari, D. Montanari, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. Moore, J. Morfin, B. Morgan, C. Morris, W. Morse, Z. Moss, C. Mossey, C. A. Moura, J. Mousseau, L. Mualem, M. Muether, S. Mufson, S. Murphy, J. Musser, R. Musser, Y. Nakajima, D. Naples, J. Navarro, D. Navas, J. Nelson, M. Nessi, M. Newcomer, Y. Ng, R. Nichol, T. C. Nicholls, K. Nikolics, E. Niner, B. Norris, F. Noto, P. Novakova, P. Novella, J. Nowak, M. S. Nunes, H. O'Keeffe, R. Oldeman, R. Oliveira, T. Olson, Y. Onishchuk, J. Osta, T. Ovsjannikova, B. Page, S. Pakvasa, S. Pal, O. Palamara, A. Palazzo, J. Paley, C. Palomares, E. Pantic, V. Paolone, V. Papadimitriou, J. Park, S. Parke, Z. Parsa, S. Pascoli, R. Patterson, S. Patton, T. Patzak, B. Paulos, L. Paulucci, Z. Pavlovic, G. Pawloski, S. Peeters, E. Pennacchio, A. Perch, G. N. Perdue, L. Periale, J. D. Perkin, H. Pessard, G. Petrillo, R. Petti, A. Petukhov, F. Pietropaolo, R. Plunkett, S. Pordes, M. Potekhin, R. Potenza, B. Potukuchi, N. Poudyal, O. Prokofiev, N. Pruthi, P. Przewlocki, D. Pushka, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, R. Raboanary, V. Radeka, A. Radovic, G. Raffelt, I. Rakhno, H. T. Rakotondramanana, L. Rakotondravohitra, Y. A. Ramachers, R. Rameika, J. Ramsey, A. Rappoldi, G. Raselli, P. Ratoff, B. Rebel, C. Regenfus, J. Reichenbacher, D. Reitzner, A. Remoto, A. Renshaw, S. Rescia, M. Richardson, K. Rielage, K. Riesselmann, M. Robinson, L. Rochester, O. B. Rodrigues, P. Rodrigues, B. Roe, M. Rosen, R. M. Roser, M. Ross-Lonergan, M. Rossella, A. Rubbia, C. Rubbia, R. Rucinski, C. RudolphvonRohr, B. Russell, D. Ruterbories, R. Saakyan, N. Sahu, P. Sala, N. Samios, F. Sanchez, M. Sanchez, B. Sands, S. Santana, R. Santorelli, G. Santucci, N. Saoulidou, A. Scaramelli, H. Schellman, P. Schlabach, R. Schmitt, D. Schmitz, J. Schneps, K. Scholberg, A. Schukraft, J. Schwehr, E. Segreto, S. Seibert, J. A. Sepulveda-Quiroz, F. Sergiampietri, L. Sexton-Kennedy, D. Sgalaberna, M. Shaevitz, J. Shahi, S. Shahsavarani, P. Shanahan, S. U. Shankar, R. Sharma, R. K. Sharma, T. Shaw, R. Shrock, I. Shyrma, N. Simos, G. Sinev, I. Singh, J. Singh, J. Singh, V. Singh, G. Sinnis, W. Sippach, D. Smargianaki, M. Smy, E. Snider, P. Snopok, J. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Soderberg, N. Solomey, W. Sondheim, M. Sorel, A. Sousa, K. Soustruznik, J. Spitz, N. J. Spooner, M. Stancari, I. Stancu, D. Stefan, H. M. Steiner, J. Stewart, J. Stock, S. Stoica, J. Stone, J. Strait, M. Strait, T. Strauss, S. Striganov, R. Sulej, G. Sullivan, Y. Sun, L. Suter, C. M. Sutera, R. Svoboda, B. Szczerbinska, A. Szelc, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. Talaga, M. Tamsett, S. Tariq, E. Tatar, R. Tayloe, C. Taylor, D. Taylor, K. Terao, M. Thiesse, J. Thomas, L. F. Thompson, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, M. Thorpe, X. Tian, D. Tiedt, S. C. Timm, A. Tonazzo, T. Tope, A. Topkar, F. R. Torres, M. Torti, M. Tortola, F. Tortorici, M. Toups, C. Touramanis, M. Tripathi, I. Tropin, Y. Tsai, K. V. Tsang, R. Tsenov, S. Tufanli, C. Tull, J. Turner, M. Tzanov, E. Tziaferi, Y. Uchida, J. Urheim, T. Usher, M. Vagins, P. Vahle, G. A. Valdiviesso, L. Valerio, Z. Vallari, J. Valle, R. VanBerg, R. VandeWater, P. VanGemmeren, F. Varanini, G. Varner, G. Vasseur, K. Vaziri, G. Velev, S. Ventura, A. Verdugo, T. Viant, T. V. Vieira, C. Vignoli, C. Vilela, B. Viren, T. Vrba, T. Wachala, D. Wahl, M. Wallbank, N. Walsh, B. Wang, H. Wang, L. Wang, T. Wang, T. K. Warburton, D. Warner, M. Wascko, D. Waters, T. B. Watson, A. Weber, M. Weber, W. Wei, A. Weinstein, D. Wells, D. Wenman, M. Wetstein, A. White, L. Whitehead, D. Whittington, M. Wilking, J. Willhite, P. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, L. Winslow, P. Wittich, S. Wojcicki, H. H. Wong, K. Wood, E. Worcester, M. Worcester, S. Wu, T. Xin, C. Yanagisawa, S. Yang, T. Yang, K. Yarritu, J. Ye, M. Yeh, N. Yershov, K. Yonehara, B. Yu, J. Yu, J. Zalesak, A. Zalewska, B. Zamorano, L. Zang, A. Zani, A. Zani, G. Zavala, G. Zeller, C. Zhang, C. Zhang, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, R. Zwaska

A description of the proposed detector(s) for DUNE at LBNF Read More

2016Jan
Affiliations: 1Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, 2Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, 3Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany, 4Netherlands Institute for Radio Astornomy, 5Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, 6Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, 7Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, 8Université Lyon, CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon

Gravitational lens flux-ratio anomalies provide a powerful technique for measuring dark matter substructure in distant galaxies. However, before using these flux-ratio anomalies to test galaxy formation models, it is imperative to ascertain that the given anomalies are indeed due to the presence of dark matter substructure and not due to some other component of the lensing galaxy halo or to propagation effects. Here we present the case of CLASS~B1555+375, which has a strong radio-wavelength flux-ratio anomaly. Read More

Accurate and precise measurements of the Hubble constant are critical for testing our current standard cosmological model and revealing possibly new physics. With Hubble Space Telescope (HST) imaging, each strong gravitational lens system with measured time delays can allow one to determine the Hubble constant with an uncertainty of $\sim 7\%$. Since HST will not last forever, we explore adaptive-optics (AO) imaging as an alternative that can provide higher angular resolution than HST imaging but has a less stable point spread function (PSF) due to atmospheric distortion. Read More

Following a number of conflicting studies of M87's mass profile, we undertake a dynamical analysis of multiple tracer populations to constrain its mass over a large radius range. We combine stellar kinematics in the central regions with the dynamics of 612 globular clusters out to 200 kpc and satellite galaxies extending to scales comparable with the virial radius. Using a spherical Jeans analysis, we are able to disentangle the mass contributions from the dark and baryonic components and set constraints on the structure of each. Read More

We present a study on the dependence of electric breakdown discharge properties on electrode geometry and the breakdown field in liquid argon near its boiling point. The measurements were performed with a spherical cathode and a planar anode at distances ranging from 0.1 mm to 10. Read More

2015Dec
Authors: DUNE Collaboration, R. Acciarri, M. A. Acero, M. Adamowski, C. Adams, P. Adamson, S. Adhikari, Z. Ahmad, C. H. Albright, T. Alion, E. Amador, J. Anderson, K. Anderson, C. Andreopoulos, M. Andrews, R. Andrews, I. Anghel, J. d. Anjos, A. Ankowski, M. Antonello, A. ArandaFernandez, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Aristizabal, E. Arrieta-Diaz, K. Aryal, J. Asaadi, D. Asner, M. S. Athar, M. Auger, A. Aurisano, V. Aushev, D. Autiero, M. Avila, J. J. Back, X. Bai, B. Baibussinov, M. Baird, A. B. Balantekin, B. Baller, P. Ballett, B. Bambah, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, G. J. Barker, W. A. Barletta, G. Barr, N. Barros, L. Bartoszek, A. Bashyal, M. Bass, F. Bay, J. Beacom, B. R. Behera, G. Bellettini, V. Bellini, O. Beltramello, P. A. Benetti, A. Bercellie, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, H. Berns, R. Bernstein, S. Bertolucci, B. Bhandari, V. Bhatnagar, B. Bhuyan, J. Bian, K. Biery, M. Bishai, T. Blackburn, A. Blake, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, E. Blaufuss, B. Bleakley, E. Blucher, V. Bocean, F. Boffelli, J. Boissevain, S. Bolognesi, T. Bolton, M. Bonesini, T. Boone, C. Booth, S. Bordoni, M. Borysova, B. Bourguille, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Brandt, J. Bremer, S. Brice, C. Bromberg, G. Brooijmans, G. Brown, R. Brown, G. Brunetti, X. Bu, N. Buchanan, H. Budd, B. Bugg, P. Calafiura, E. Calligarich, E. Calvo, L. Camilleri, M. Campanelli, C. Cantini, B. Carls, R. Carr, M. Cascella, C. Castromonte, E. CatanoMur, F. Cavanna, S. Centro, A. CerveraVillanueva, V. B. Chandratre, A. Chatterjee, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Chattopadhyay, L. Chaussard, S. Chembra, H. Chen, K. Chen, M. Chen, D. Cherdack, C. Chi, S. Childress, S. Choubey, B. C. Choudhary, G. Christodoulou, C. Christofferson, E. Church, D. Cianci, D. Cline, T. Coan, A. Cocco, J. Coelho, P. Cole, G. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, R. Corey, L. Corwin, J. Cranshaw, P. Crivelli, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. Curioni, J. Cushing, D. L. Adams, D. Dale, S. R. Das, T. Davenne, G. S. Davies, J. Davies, J. Dawson, K. De, A. deGouvea, J. K. deJong, P. deJong, P. DeLurgio, M. Decowski, A. Delbart, C. Densham, R. Dharmapalan, N. Dhingra, S. DiLuise, M. Diamantopoulou, J. S. Diaz, G. DiazBautista, M. Diwan, Z. Djurcic, J. Dolph, G. Drake, D. Duchesneau, M. Duvernois, H. Duyang, D. A. Dwyer, S. Dye, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, R. Edgecock, D. Edmunds, S. Elliott, M. Elnimr, S. Emery, E. Endress, S. Eno, A. Ereditato, C. O. Escobar, J. Evans, A. Falcone, L. Falk, A. Farbin, C. Farnese, Y. Farzan, A. Fava, L. Favilli, J. Felde, J. Felix, S. Fernandes, L. Fields, A. Finch, M. Fitton, B. Fleming, T. Forest, J. Fowler, W. Fox, J. Fried, A. Friedland, S. Fuess, B. Fujikawa, A. Gago, H. Gallagher, S. Galymov, T. Gamble, R. Gandhi, D. Garcia-Gamez, S. Gardiner, G. Garvey, V. M. Gehman, A. Gendotti, G. d. Geronimo, C. Ghag, P. Ghoshal, D. Gibin, I. Gil-Botella, R. Gill, D. Girardelli, A. Giri, S. Glavin, D. Goeldi, S. Golapinni, M. Gold, R. A. Gomes, J. J. GomezCadenas, M. C. Goodman, D. Gorbunov, S. Goswami, N. Graf, N. Graf, M. Graham, E. Gramelini, R. Gran, C. Grant, N. Grant, V. Greco, H. Greenlee, L. Greenler, C. Greenley, M. Groh, S. Grullon, T. Grundy, K. Grzelak, E. Guardincerri, V. Guarino, E. Guarnaccia, G. P. Guedes, R. Guenette, A. Guglielmi, A. T. Habig, R. W. Hackenburg, A. Hackenburg, H. Hadavand, R. Haenni, A. Hahn, M. D. Haigh, T. Haines, T. Hamernik, T. Handler, S. Hans, D. Harris, J. Hartnell, T. Hasegawa, R. Hatcher, A. Hatzikoutelis, S. Hays, E. Hazen, M. Headley, A. Heavey, K. Heeger, J. Heise, K. Hennessy, J. Hewes, A. Higuera, T. Hill, A. Himmel, M. Hogan, P. Holanda, A. Holin, W. Honey, S. Horikawa, G. Horton-Smith, B. Howard, J. Howell, P. Hurh, J. Huston, J. Hylen, R. Imlay, J. Insler, G. Introzzi, D. Ioanisyan, A. Ioannisian, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, C. Jackson, D. E. Jaffe, C. James, E. James, F. Jediny, C. Jen, A. Jhingan, S. Jiménez, J. H. Jo, M. Johnson, R. Johnson, J. Johnstone, B. J. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, C. K. Jung, T. Junk, A. Kaboth, R. Kadel, T. Kafka, L. Kalousis, Y. Kamyshkov, G. Karagiorgi, D. Karasavvas, Y. Karyotakis, A. Kaur, P. Kaur, B. Kayser, N. Kazaryan, E. Kearns, P. Keener, S. Kemboi, E. Kemp, S. H. Kettell, M. Khabibullin, M. Khandaker, A. Khotjantsev, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, J. Klein, T. Kobilarcik, S. Kohn, G. Koizumi, A. Kopylov, M. Kordosky, L. Kormos, U. Kose, V. A. Kostelecky, M. Kramer, I. Kreslo, R. Kriske, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, V. A. Kudryavtsev, S. Kulagin, A. Kumar, G. Kumar, J. Kumar, L. Kumar, T. Kutter, A. Laminack, K. Lande, C. Lane, K. Lang, F. Lanni, J. Learned, P. Lebrun, D. Lee, H. Lee, K. Lee, W. M. Lee, M. A. LeiguideOliveira, Q. Li, S. Li, S. Li, X. Li, Y. Li, Z. Li, J. Libo, C. S. Lin, S. Lin, J. Ling, J. Link, Z. Liptak, D. Lissauer, L. Littenberg, B. Littlejohn, Q. Liu, T. Liu, S. Lockwitz, N. Lockyer, T. Loew, M. Lokajicek, K. Long, M. D. L. Lopes, J. P. Lopez, J. Losecco, W. Louis, J. Lowery, M. Luethi, K. Luk, B. Lundberg, T. Lundin, X. Luo, T. Lux, J. Lykken, A. A. Machado, J. R. Macier, S. Magill, G. Mahler, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Malhotra, D. Malon, F. Mammoliti, S. Mancina, S. K. Mandal, S. Mandodi, S. L. Manly, A. Mann, A. Marchionni, W. Marciano, C. Mariani, J. Maricic, A. Marino, M. Marshak, C. Marshall, J. Marshall, J. Marteau, J. Martin-Albo, D. Martinez, S. Matsuno, J. Matthews, C. Mauger, K. Mavrokoridis, D. Mayilyan, E. Mazzucato, N. McCauley, E. McCluskey, N. McConkey, K. McDonald, K. S. McFarland, A. M. McGowan, C. McGrew, R. McKeown, D. McNulty, R. McTaggart, A. Mefodiev, M. Mehrian, P. Mehta, D. Mei, O. Mena, S. Menary, H. Mendez, A. Menegolli, G. Meng, Y. Meng, H. Merritt, D. Mertins, M. Messier, W. Metcalf, M. Mewes, H. Meyer, T. Miao, R. Milincic, W. Miller, G. Mills, O. Mineev, O. Miranda, C. S. Mishra, S. R. Mishra, B. Mitrica, D. Mladenov, I. Mocioiu, R. Mohanta, N. Mokhov, C. Montanari, D. Montanari, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. Moore, J. Morfin, B. Morgan, C. Morris, W. Morse, Z. Moss, C. Mossey, C. A. Moura, J. Mousseau, L. Mualem, M. Muether, S. Mufson, S. Murphy, J. Musser, R. Musser, Y. Nakajima, D. Naples, J. Navarro, D. Navas, J. Nelson, M. Nessi, M. Newcomer, Y. Ng, R. Nichol, T. C. Nicholls, K. Nikolics, E. Niner, B. Norris, F. Noto, P. Novakova, P. Novella, J. Nowak, M. S. Nunes, H. O'Keeffe, R. Oldeman, R. Oliveira, T. Olson, Y. Onishchuk, J. Osta, T. Ovsjannikova, B. Page, S. Pakvasa, S. Pal, O. Palamara, A. Palazzo, J. Paley, C. Palomares, E. Pantic, V. Paolone, V. Papadimitriou, J. Park, S. Parke, Z. Parsa, S. Pascoli, R. Patterson, S. Patton, T. Patzak, B. Paulos, L. Paulucci, Z. Pavlovic, G. Pawloski, S. Peeters, E. Pennacchio, A. Perch, G. N. Perdue, L. Periale, J. D. Perkin, H. Pessard, G. Petrillo, R. Petti, A. Petukhov, F. Pietropaolo, R. Plunkett, S. Pordes, M. Potekhin, R. Potenza, B. Potukuchi, N. Poudyal, O. Prokofiev, N. Pruthi, P. Przewlocki, D. Pushka, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, R. Raboanary, V. Radeka, A. Radovic, G. Raffelt, I. Rakhno, H. T. Rakotondramanana, L. Rakotondravohitra, Y. A. Ramachers, R. Rameika, J. Ramsey, A. Rappoldi, G. Raselli, P. Ratoff, B. Rebel, C. Regenfus, J. Reichenbacher, D. Reitzner, A. Remoto, A. Renshaw, S. Rescia, M. Richardson, K. Rielage, K. Riesselmann, M. Robinson, L. Rochester, O. B. Rodrigues, P. Rodrigues, B. Roe, M. Rosen, R. M. Roser, M. Ross-Lonergan, M. Rossella, A. Rubbia, C. Rubbia, R. Rucinski, C. RudolphvonRohr, B. Russell, D. Ruterbories, R. Saakyan, N. Sahu, P. Sala, N. Samios, F. Sanchez, M. Sanchez, B. Sands, S. Santana, R. Santorelli, G. Santucci, N. Saoulidou, A. Scaramelli, H. Schellman, P. Schlabach, R. Schmitt, D. Schmitz, J. Schneps, K. Scholberg, A. Schukraft, J. Schwehr, E. Segreto, S. Seibert, J. A. Sepulveda-Quiroz, F. Sergiampietri, L. Sexton-Kennedy, D. Sgalaberna, M. Shaevitz, J. Shahi, S. Shahsavarani, P. Shanahan, S. U. Shankar, R. Sharma, R. K. Sharma, T. Shaw, R. Shrock, I. Shyrma, N. Simos, G. Sinev, I. Singh, J. Singh, J. Singh, V. Singh, G. Sinnis, W. Sippach, D. Smargianaki, M. Smy, E. Snider, P. Snopok, J. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Soderberg, N. Solomey, W. Sondheim, M. Sorel, A. Sousa, K. Soustruznik, J. Spitz, J. Spitz, N. J. Spooner, M. Stancari, I. Stancu, D. Stefan, H. M. Steiner, J. Stewart, J. Stock, S. Stoica, J. Stone, J. Strait, M. Strait, T. Strauss, S. Striganov, R. Sulej, G. Sullivan, Y. Sun, L. Suter, C. M. Sutera, R. Svoboda, B. Szczerbinska, A. Szelc, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. Talaga, M. Tamsett, S. Tariq, E. Tatar, R. Tayloe, C. Taylor, D. Taylor, K. Terao, M. Thiesse, J. Thomas, L. F. Thompson, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, M. Thorpe, X. Tian, D. Tiedt, S. C. Timm, A. Tonazzo, T. Tope, A. Topkar, F. R. Torres, M. Torti, M. Tortola, F. Tortorici, M. Toups, C. Touramanis, M. Tripathi, I. Tropin, Y. Tsai, K. V. Tsang, R. Tsenov, S. Tufanli, C. Tull, J. Turner, M. Tzanov, E. Tziaferi, Y. Uchida, J. Urheim, T. Usher, M. Vagins, P. Vahle, G. A. Valdiviesso, L. Valerio, Z. Vallari, J. Valle, R. VanBerg, R. VandeWater, P. VanGemmeren, F. Varanini, G. Varner, G. Vasseur, K. Vaziri, G. Velev, S. Ventura, A. Verdugo, T. Viant, T. V. Vieira, C. Vignoli, C. Vilela, B. Viren, T. Vrba, T. Wachala, D. Wahl, M. Wallbank, N. Walsh, B. Wang, H. Wang, L. Wang, T. Wang, T. K. Warburton, D. Warner, M. Wascko, D. Waters, T. B. Watson, A. Weber, M. Weber, W. Wei, A. Weinstein, D. Wells, D. Wenman, M. Wetstein, A. White, L. Whitehead, D. Whittington, M. Wilking, J. Willhite, P. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, L. Winslow, P. Wittich, S. Wojcicki, H. H. Wong, K. Wood, E. Worcester, M. Worcester, S. Wu, T. Xin, C. Yanagisawa, S. Yang, T. Yang, K. Yarritu, J. Ye, M. Yeh, N. Yershov, K. Yonehara, B. Yu, J. Yu, J. Zalesak, A. Zalewska, B. Zamorano, L. Zang, A. Zani, G. Zavala, G. Zeller, C. Zhang, C. Zhang, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, R. Zwaska

The Physics Program for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) at the Fermilab Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) is described. Read More

We report the observation and confirmation of the first group- and cluster-scale strong gravitational lensing systems found in Dark Energy Survey (DES) data. Through visual inspection of data from the Science Verification (SV) season, we identified 53 candidate systems. We then obtained spectroscopic follow-up of 21 candidates using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) at the Gemini South telescope and the Inamori-Magellan Areal Camera and Spectrograph (IMACS) at the Magellan/Baade telescope. Read More

We present a new photometric catalogue of the rich globular cluster (GC) system around M87, the brightest cluster galaxy in Virgo. Using archival Next Generation Virgo cluster Survey (NGVS) images in the ugriz bands, observed with CFHT/MegaPrime, we perform a careful subtraction of the galaxy's halo light in order to detect objects at small galactocentric radii as well as in the wider field, and find 17620 GC candidates over a radius range from 1.3 kpc to 445 kpc with g < 24 magnitudes. Read More

Blue Compact Dwarf (BCD) Galaxies in the nearby Universe provide a means for studying feedback mechanisms and star-formation processes in low-metallicity environments in great detail. Due to their vicinity, these local analogues to young galaxies are well suited for high-resolution studies that would be unfeasible for primordial galaxies in the high-redshift universe. Here we present HST-WFC3 observations of one such BCD, Mrk 71, one of the most powerful local starbursts known, in the light of [O II], He II, Hb, [O III], Ha, and [S II]. Read More

We discuss spatially resolved emission line spectroscopy secured for a total sample of 15 gravitationally lensed star-forming galaxies at a mean redshift of $z\simeq2$ based on Keck laser-assisted adaptive optics observations undertaken with the recently-improved OSIRIS integral field unit (IFU) spectrograph. By exploiting gravitationally lensed sources drawn primarily from the CASSOWARY survey, we sample these sub-L$^{\ast}$ galaxies with source-plane resolutions of a few hundred parsecs ensuring well-sampled 2-D velocity data and resolved variations in the gas-phase metallicity. Such high spatial resolution data offers a critical check on the structural properties of larger samples derived with coarser sampling using multiple-IFU instruments. Read More

2015Aug

We present spectroscopic confirmation of two new lensed quasars via data obtained at the 6.5m Magellan/Baade Telescope. The lens candidates have been selected from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and WISE based on their multi-band photometry and extended morphology in DES images. Read More

Laboratory experiments searching for galactic dark matter particles scattering off nuclei have so far not been able to establish a discovery. We use data from the XENON100 experiment to search for dark matter interacting with electrons. With no evidence for a signal above the low background of our experiment, we exclude a variety of representative dark matter models that would induce electronic recoils. Read More

Lens time delays are a powerful probe of cosmology, provided that the gravitational potential of the main deflector can be modeled with sufficient precision. Recent work has shown that this can be achieved by detailed modeling of the host galaxies of lensed quasars, which appear as "Einstein Rings" in high resolution images. We carry out a systematic exploration of the high resolution imaging required to exploit the thousands of lensed quasars that will be discovered by current and upcoming surveys with the next decade. Read More

We present spectroscopy and laser guide star adaptive optics (LGSAO) images of the doubly imaged lensed quasar SDSS J1206+4332. We revise the deflector redshift proposed previously to $z_{d}=0.745,$ and measure for the first time its velocity dispersion $\sigma=(290\pm30)$ km/s. Read More

2015Mar
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The low-background, VUV-sensitive 3-inch diameter photomultiplier tube R11410 has been developed by Hamamatsu for dark matter direct detection experiments using liquid xenon as the target material. We present the results from the joint effort between the XENON collaboration and the Hamamatsu company to produce a highly radio-pure photosensor (version R11410-21) for the XENON1T dark matter experiment. After introducing the photosensor and its components, we show the methods and results of the radioactive contamination measurements of the individual materials employed in the photomultiplier production. Read More

We investigate the cosmic evolution of the black hole (BH) mass -- bulge luminosity relation using a sample of 52 active galaxies at $z \sim 0.36$ and $z \sim 0.57$ in the BH mass range of $10^{7. Read More

2014Oct
Affiliations: 1KAVLI-IPMU, 2KAVLI-IPMU, 3KAVLI-IPMU, 4KAVLI-IPMU, 5UCSB, UCLA, 6GEPI, Universite Paris Denis Diderot,, 7ESO, 8Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, 9Institue of Astronomy, Cambridge, 10INAF-OaBO

Central Galaxies (CGs) in massive halos live in unique environments with formation histories closely linked to that of the host halo. In local clusters they have larger sizes ($R_e$) and lower velocity dispersions (sigma) at fixed stellar mass M_star, and much larger R_e at a fixed $\sigma$ than field and satellite galaxies (non-CGs). Using spectroscopic observations of group galaxies selected from the COSMOS survey, we compare the dynamical scaling relations of early-type CGs and non-CGs at z~0. Read More

We observed six strongly lensed, radio-loud quasars (MG 0414+0534, CLASS B0712+472, JVAS B1030+074, CLASS B1127+385, CLASS B1152+199, and JVAS B1938+666) in order to identify systems suitable for measuring cosmological parameters using time delays between their multiple images. These systems are in standard two and four image configurations, with B1938 having a faint secondary pair of images. Two separate monitoring campaigns were carried out using the VLA and upgraded JVLA. Read More

2014Oct
Affiliations: 1University of California, Santa Barbara, 2University of California, Santa Barbara, 3Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, 4Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 5Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, 6Institue of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, 7Bologna University

We investigate the cosmic evolution of the internal structure of massive early-type galaxies over half of the age of the Universe. We perform a joint lensing and stellar dynamics analysis of a sample of 81 strong lenses from the SL2S and SLACS surveys and combine the results with a hierarchical Bayesian inference method to measure the distribution of dark matter mass and stellar IMF across the population of massive early-type galaxies. Lensing selection effects are taken into account. Read More

We create a baseline of the black hole (BH) mass (MBH) - stellar-velocity dispersion (sigma) relation for active galaxies, using a sample of 66 local (0.02Read More

We present observational results from a new Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Snapshot program to extend the methods of the Sloan Lens ACS (SLACS) Survey to lower lens-galaxy masses. We discover 40 new galaxy-scale strong lenses, which we supplement with 58 previously discovered SLACS lenses. In addition, we determine the posterior PDFs of the Einstein radius for 33 galaxies (18 new and 15 from legacy SLACS data) based on single lensed images. Read More

Radio mode feedback, in which most of the energy of an active galactic nucleus (AGN) is released in a kinetic form via radio-emitting jets, is thought to play an important role in the maintenance of massive galaxies in the present-day Universe. We study the link between radio emission and the properties of the central black hole in a large sample of local radio galaxies drawn from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), based on the catalogue of Best and Heckman (2012). Our sample is mainly dominated by massive black holes (mostly in the range $10^8-10^9 M_{\odot}$) accreting at very low Eddington ratios (typically $\lambda < 0. Read More

We present a method to reach electric field intensity as high as 400 kV/cm in liquid argon for cathode-ground distances of several millimeters. This can be achieved by suppressing field emission from the cathode, overcoming limitations that we reported earlier. Read More

2014Jun
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XENON is a dark matter direct detection project, consisting of a time projection chamber (TPC) filled with liquid xenon as detection medium. The construction of the next generation detector, XENON1T, is presently taking place at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Italy. It aims at a sensitivity to spin-independent cross sections of $2 \cdot 10^{-47} ~ \mathrm{cm}^{\mathrm{2}}$ for WIMP masses around 50 GeV/c$^{2}$, which requires a background reduction by two orders of magnitude compared to XENON100, the current generation detector. Read More

We present the results of a search for galaxy substructures in a sample of 11 gravitational lens galaxies from the Sloan Lens ACS Survey. We find no significant detection of mass clumps, except for a luminous satellite in the system SDSS J0956+5110. We use these non-detections, in combination with a previous detection in the system SDSS J0946+1006, to derive constraints on the substructure mass function in massive early-type host galaxies with an average redshift z ~ 0. Read More

We present the first results of searches for axions and axion-like-particles with the XENON100 experiment. The axion-electron coupling constant, $g_{Ae}$, has been probed by exploiting the axio-electric effect in liquid xenon. A profile likelihood analysis of 224. Read More