The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment: Exploring Fundamental Symmetries of the Universe

2013Jul
Authors: LBNE Collaboration, Corey Adams1, David Adams2, Tarek Akiri3, Tyler Alion4, Kris Anderson5, Costas Andreopoulos6, Mike Andrews7, Ioana Anghel8, João Carlos Costa dos Anjos9, Maddalena Antonello10, Enrique Arrieta-Diaz11, Marina Artuso12, Jonathan Asaadi13, Xinhua Bai14, Bagdat Baibussinov15, Michael Baird16, Baha Balantekin17, Bruce Baller18, Brian Baptista19, D'Ann Barker20, Gary Barker21, William A. Barletta22, Giles Barr23, Larry Bartoszek24, Amit Bashyal25, Matt Bass26, Vincenzo Bellini27, Pietro Angelo Benetti28, Bruce E. Berger29, Marc Bergevin30, Eileen Berman31, Hans-Gerd Berns32, Adam Bernstein33, Robert Bernstein34, Babu Bhandari35, Vipin Bhatnagar36, Bipul Bhuyan37, Jianming Bian38, Mary Bishai39, Andrew Blake40, Flor Blaszczyk41, Erik Blaufuss42, Bruce Bleakley43, Edward Blucher44, Steve Blusk45, Virgil Bocean46, F. Boffelli47, Jan Boissevain48, Timothy Bolton49, Maurizio Bonesini50, Steve Boyd51, Andrew Brandt52, Richard Breedon53, Carl Bromberg54, Ralph Brown55, Giullia Brunetti56, Norman Buchanan57, Bill Bugg58, Jerome Busenitz59, E. Calligarich60, Leslie Camilleri61, Giada Carminati62, Rachel Carr63, Cesar Castromonte64, Flavio Cavanna65, Sandro Centro66, Alex Chen67, Hucheng Chen68, Kai Chen69, Daniel Cherdack70, Cheng-Yi Chi71, Sam Childress72, Brajesh Chandra Choudhary73, Georgios Christodoulou74, Cabot-Ann Christofferson75, Eric Church76, David Cline77, Thomas Coan78, Alfredo Cocco79, Joao Coelho80, Stephen Coleman81, Janet M. Conrad82, Mark Convery83, Robert Corey84, Luke Corwin85, Jack Cranshaw86, Daniel Cronin-Hennessy87, A. Curioni88, Helio da Motta89, Tristan Davenne90, Gavin S. Davies91, Steven Dazeley92, Kaushik De93, Andre de Gouvea94, Jeffrey K. de Jong95, David Demuth96, Chris Densham97, Milind Diwan98, Zelimir Djurcic99, R. Dolfini100, Jeffrey Dolph101, Gary Drake102, Stephen Dye103, Hongue Dyuang104, Daniel Edmunds105, Steven Elliott106, Muhammad Elnimr107, Sarah Eno108, Sanshiro Enomoto109, Carlos O. Escobar110, Justin Evans111, A. Falcone112, Lisa Falk113, Amir Farbin114, Christian Farnese115, Angela Fava116, John Felde117, S. Fernandes118, Fernando Ferroni119, Farshid Feyzi120, Laura Fields121, Alex Finch122, Mike Fitton123, Bonnie Fleming124, Jack Fowler125, Walt Fox126, Alex Friedland127, Stu Fuess128, Brian Fujikawa129, Hugh Gallagher130, Raj Gandhi131, Gerald Garvey132, Victor M. Gehman133, Gianluigi de Geronimo134, Daniele Gibin135, Ronald Gill136, Ricardo A. Gomes137, Maury C. Goodman138, Jason Goon139, Nicholas Graf140, Mathew Graham141, Rik Gran142, Christopher Grant143, Nick Grant144, Herbert Greenlee145, Leland Greenler146, Sean Grullon147, Elena Guardincerri148, Victor Guarino149, Evan Guarnaccia150, Germano Guedes151, Roxanne Guenette152, Alberto Guglielmi153, Marcelo M. Guzzo154, Alec T. Habig155, Robert W. Hackenburg156, Haleh Hadavand157, Alan Hahn158, Martin Haigh159, Todd Haines160, Thomas Handler161, Sunej Hans162, Jeff Hartnell163, John Harton164, Robert Hatcher165, Athans Hatzikoutelis166, Steven Hays167, Eric Hazen168, Mike Headley169, Anne Heavey170, Karsten Heeger171, Jaret Heise172, Robert Hellauer173, Jeremy Hewes174, Alexander Himmel175, Matthew Hogan176, Pedro Holanda177, Anna Holin178, Glenn Horton-Smith179, Joe Howell180, Patrick Hurh181, Joey Huston182, James Hylen183, Richard Imlay184, Jonathan Insler185, G. Introzzi186, Zeynep Isvan187, Chris Jackson188, John Jacobsen189, David E. Jaffe190, Cat James191, Chun-Min Jen192, Marvin Johnson193, Randy Johnson194, Robert Johnson195, Scott Johnson196, William Johnston197, John Johnstone198, Ben J. P. Jones199, H. Jostlein200, Thomas Junk201, Richard Kadel202, Karl Kaess203, Georgia Karagiorgi204, Jarek Kaspar205, Teppei Katori206, Boris Kayser207, Edward Kearns208, Paul Keener209, Ernesto Kemp210, Steve H. Kettell211, Mike Kirby212, Joshua Klein213, Gordon Koizumi214, Sacha Kopp215, Laura Kormos216, William Kropp217, Vitaly A. Kudryavtsev218, Ashok Kumar219, Jason Kumar220, Thomas Kutter221, Franco La Zia222, Kenneth Lande223, Charles Lane224, Karol Lang225, Francesco Lanni226, Richard Lanza227, Tony Latorre228, John Learned229, David Lee230, Kevin Lee231, Qizhong Li232, Shaorui Li233, Yichen Li234, Zepeng Li235, Jiang Libo236, Steve Linden237, Jiajie Ling238, Jonathan Link239, Laurence Littenberg240, Hu Liu241, Qiuguang Liu242, Tiankuan Liu243, John Losecco244, William Louis245, Byron Lundberg246, Tracy Lundin247, Jay Lundy248, Ana Amelia Machado249, Cara Maesano250, Steve Magill251, George Mahler252, David Malon253, Stephen Malys254, Francesco Mammoliti255, Samit Kumar Mandal256, Anthony Mann257, Paul Mantsch258, Alberto Marchionni259, William Marciano260, Camillo Mariani261, Jelena Maricic262, Alysia Marino263, Marvin Marshak264, John Marshall265, Shiegenobu Matsuno266, Christopher Mauger267, Konstantinos Mavrokoridis268, Nate Mayer269, Neil McCauley270, Elaine McCluskey271, Kirk McDonald272, Kevin McFarland273, David McKee274, Robert McKeown275, Robert McTaggart276, Rashid Mehdiyev277, Dongming Mei278, A. Menegolli279, Guang Meng280, Yixiong Meng281, David Mertins282, Mark Messier283, William Metcalf284, Radovan Milincic285, William Miller286, Geoff Mills287, Sanjib R. Mishra288, Nikolai Mokhov289, Claudio Montanari290, David Montanari291, Craig Moore292, Jorge Morfin293, Ben Morgan294, William Morse295, Zander Moss296, Célio A. Moura297, Stuart Mufson298, David Muller299, Jim Musser300, Donna Naples301, Jim Napolitano302, Mitch Newcomer303, Ryan Nichol304, Tim Nicholls305, Evan Niner306, Barry Norris307, Jaroslaw Nowak308, Helen O'Keeffe309, Roberto Oliveira310, Travis Olson311, Brian Page312, Sandip Pakvasa313, Ornella Palamara314, Jon Paley315, Vittorio Paolone316, Vaia Papadimitriou317, Seongtae Park318, Zohreh Parsa319, Kinga Partyka320, Bob Paulos321, Zarko Pavlovic322, Simon Peeters323, Andy Perch324, Jon D. Perkin325, Roberto Petti326, Andre Petukhov327, Francesco Pietropaolo328, Robert Plunkett329, Chris Polly330, Stephen Pordes331, Maxim Potekhin332, Renato Potenza333, Arati Prakash334, Oleg Prokofiev335, Xin Qian336, Jennifer L. Raaf337, Veljko Radeka338, Igor Rakhno339, Yorck Ramachers340, Regina Rameika341, John Ramsey342, A. Rappoldi343, G. L. Raselli344, Peter Ratoff345, Shreyas Ravindra346, Brian Rebel347, Juergen Reichenbacher348, Dianne Reitzner349, Sergio Rescia350, Martin Richardson351, Kieth Rielage352, Kurt Riesselmann353, Matt Robinson354, Leon Rochester355, Michael Ronquest356, Marc Rosen357, M. Rossella358, Carlo Rubbia359, Russ Rucinski360, Sandeep Sahijpal361, Himansu Sahoo362, Paola Sala363, Delia Salmiera364, Nicholas Samios365, Mayly Sanchez366, Alberto Scaramelli367, Heidi Schellman368, Richard Schmitt369, David Schmitz370, Jack Schneps371, Kate Scholberg372, Ettore Segreto373, Stanley Seibert374, Liz Sexton-Kennedy375, Mike Shaevitz376, Peter Shanahan377, Rahul Sharma378, Terri Shaw379, Nikolaos Simos380, Venktesh Singh381, Gus Sinnis382, William Sippach383, Tomasz Skwarnicki384, Michael Smy385, Henry Sobel386, Mitch Soderberg387, John Sondericker388, Walter Sondheim389, Alexandre Sousa390, Neil J. C. Spooner391, Michelle Stancari392, Ion Stancu393, Dorota Stefan394, Andy Stefanik395, James Stewart396, Sheldon Stone397, James Strait398, Matthew Strait399, Sergei Striganov400, Gregory Sullivan401, Yujing Sun402, Louise Suter403, Andrew Svenson404, Robert Svoboda405, Barbara Szczerbinska406, Andrzej Szelc407, Matthew Szydagis408, Stefan Söldner-Rembold409, Richard Talaga410, Matthew Tamsett411, Salman Tariq412, Rex Tayloe413, Charles Taylor414, David Taylor415, Artin Teymourian416, Harry Themann417, Matthew Thiesse418, Jenny Thomas419, Lee F. Thompson420, Mark Thomson421, Craig Thorn422, Matt Thorpe423, Xinchun Tian424, Doug Tiedt425, Walter Toki426, Nikolai Tolich427, M. Torti428, Matt Toups429, Christos Touramanis430, Mani Tripathi431, Igor Tropin432, Yun-Tse Tsai433, Craig Tull434, Martin Tzanov435, Jon Urheim436, Shawn Usman437, Mark Vagins438, Gustavo Valdiviesso439, Rick Van Berg440, Richard Van de Water441, Peter Van Gemmeren442, Filippo Varanini443, Gary Varner444, Kamran Vaziri445, Gueorgui Velev446, Sandro Ventura447, Chiara Vignoli448, Brett Viren449, Dan Wahl450, Abby Waldron451, Christopher W. Walter452, Hanguo Wang453, Wei Wang454, Karl Warburton455, David Warner456, Ryan Wasserman457, Blake Watson458, Alfons Weber459, Wenzhao Wei460, Douglas Wells461, Matthew Wetstein462, Andy White463, Hywel White464, Lisa Whitehead465, Denver Whittington466, Joshua Willhite467, Robert J. Wilson468, Lindley Winslow469, Kevin Wood470, Elizabeth Worcester471, Matthew Worcester472, Tian Xin473, Kevin Yarritu474, Jingbo Ye475, Minfang Yeh476, Bo Yu477, Jae Yu478, Tianlu Yuan479, A. Zani480, Geralyn P. Zeller481, Chao Zhang482, Chao Zhang483, Eric D. Zimmerman484, Robert Zwaska485
Affiliations: 1Yale University, 2Brookhaven National Lab, 3Duke University, 4Univ. of South Carolina, 5Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 6Univ. of Liverpool, 7Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 8Iowa State University, 9Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, 10Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, 11Michigan State University, 12Syracuse University, 13Syracuse University, 14South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 15Univ. of Padova, 16Indiana University, 17Univ. of Wisconsin, 18Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 19Indiana University, 20Univ. of South Dakota, 21Univ. of Warwick, 22Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 23Univ. of Oxford, 24Los Alamos National Laboratory, 25Univ. of Texas, 26Colorado State University, 27Univ. di Catania, 28Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 29Colorado State University, 30Univ. of California, 31Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 32Univ. of California, 33Lawrence Livermore National Lab, 34Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 35Univ. of Houston, 36Panjab University, 37Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, 38Univ. of Minnesota, 39Brookhaven National Lab, 40Univ. of Cambridge, 41Louisiana State University, 42Univ. of Maryland, 43South Dakota State University, 44Univ. of Chicago, 45Syracuse University, 46Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 47Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 48Los Alamos National Laboratory, 49Kansas State University, 50Univ. of Milano and INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca, 51Univ. of Warwick, 52Univ. of Texas, 53Univ. of California, 54Michigan State University, 55Brookhaven National Lab, 56Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 57Colorado State University, 58Univ. of Tennessee, 59Univ. of Alabama, 60Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 61Columbia University, 62Univ. of California, 63Columbia University, 64Univ. Federal de Goias, 65Yale University, 66Univ. of Padova, 67Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 68Brookhaven National Lab, 69Brookhaven National Lab, 70Colorado State University, 71Columbia University, 72Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 73Univ. of Delhi, 74Univ. of Liverpool, 75South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 76Yale University, 77Univ. of California, 78Southern Methodist University, 79Univ. di Napoli, 80Tufts University, 81Univ. of Colorado, 82Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 83SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory, 84South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 85South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 86Argonne National Lab, 87Univ. of Minnesota, 88Univ. of Milano and INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca, 89Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, 90STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 91Iowa State University, 92Lawrence Livermore National Lab, 93Univ. of Texas, 94Northwestern University, 95Univ. of Oxford, 96Univ. of Minnesota, 97STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 98Brookhaven National Lab, 99Argonne National Lab, 100Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 101Brookhaven National Lab, 102Argonne National Lab, 103Univ. of Hawaii, 104Univ. of South Carolina, 105Michigan State University, 106Los Alamos National Laboratory, 107Univ. of Alabama, 108Univ. of Maryland, 109Univ. of Washington, 110Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 111Univ. of Manchester, 112Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 113Univ. of Sussex, 114Univ. of Texas, 115Univ. of Padova, 116Univ. of Padova, 117Univ. of Maryland, 118Univ. of Alabama, 119Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 120Univ. of Wisconsin, 121Northwestern University, 122Lancaster University, 123STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 124Yale University, 125Duke University, 126Indiana University, 127Los Alamos National Laboratory, 128Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 129Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 130Tufts University, 131Harish-Chandra Research Institute, 132Los Alamos National Laboratory, 133Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 134Brookhaven National Lab, 135Univ. of Padova, 136Brookhaven National Lab, 137Univ. Federal de Goias, 138Argonne National Lab, 139Univ. of South Dakota, 140Univ. of Pittsburgh, 141SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory, 142Univ. of Minnesota, 143Univ. of California, 144Lancaster University, 145Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 146Univ. of Wisconsin, 147Univ. of Pennsylvania, 148Los Alamos National Laboratory, 149Argonne National Lab, 150Virginia Tech, 151Univ. Estadual de Feira de Santana, 152Yale University, 153Univ. of Padova, 154Univ. de Campinas, 155Univ. of Minnesota, 156Brookhaven National Lab, 157Univ. of Texas, 158Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 159Univ. of Warwick, 160Los Alamos National Laboratory, 161Univ. of Tennessee, 162Brookhaven National Lab, 163Univ. of Sussex, 164Colorado State University, 165Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 166Univ. of Tennessee, 167Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 168Boston University, 169South Dakota Science and Technology Authority, 170Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 171Yale University, 172South Dakota Science and Technology Authority, 173Univ. of Maryland, 174Univ. of Manchester, 175Duke University, 176Colorado State University, 177Univ. de Campinas, 178University College London, 179Kansas State University, 180Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 181Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 182Michigan State University, 183Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 184Louisiana State University, 185Louisiana State University, 186Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 187Brookhaven National Lab, 188Univ. of Texas, 189Univ. of Maryland, 190Brookhaven National Lab, 191Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 192Virginia Tech, 193Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 194Univ. of Cincinnati, 195Univ. of Colorado, 196Univ. of Colorado, 197Colorado State University, 198Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 199Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 200Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 201Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 202Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 203Univ. of Minnesota, 204Columbia University, 205Univ. of Washington, 206Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 207Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 208Boston University, 209Univ. of Pennsylvania, 210Univ. de Campinas, 211Brookhaven National Lab, 212Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 213Univ. of Pennsylvania, 214Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 215Univ. of Texas, 216Lancaster University, 217Univ. of California, 218Univ. of Sheffield, 219Panjab University, 220Univ. of Hawaii, 221Louisiana State University, 222Univ. di Catania, 223Univ. of Pennsylvania, 224Drexel University, 225Univ. of Texas, 226Brookhaven National Lab, 227Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 228Univ. of Pennsylvania, 229Univ. of Hawaii, 230Los Alamos National Laboratory, 231Univ. of California, 232Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 233Brookhaven National Lab, 234Brookhaven National Lab, 235Duke University, 236Univ. of South Carolina, 237Boston University, 238Brookhaven National Lab, 239Virginia Tech, 240Brookhaven National Lab, 241Univ. of Houston, 242Los Alamos National Laboratory, 243Southern Methodist University, 244Univ. of Notre Dame, 245Los Alamos National Laboratory, 246Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 247Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 248Univ. of Texas, 249INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, 250Univ. of California, 251Argonne National Lab, 252Brookhaven National Lab, 253Argonne National Lab, 254National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, 255Univ. di Catania, 256Univ. of Delhi, 257Tufts University, 258Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 259Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 260Brookhaven National Lab, 261Virginia Tech, 262Univ. of Hawaii, 263Univ. of Colorado, 264Univ. of Minnesota, 265Univ. of Cambridge, 266Univ. of Hawaii, 267Los Alamos National Laboratory, 268Univ. of Liverpool, 269Tufts University, 270Univ. of Liverpool, 271Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 272Princeton University, 273Univ. of Rochester, 274Kansas State University, 275College of William and Mary, 276South Dakota State University, 277Univ. of Texas, 278Univ. of South Dakota, 279Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 280Univ. of Padova, 281Univ. of California, 282Univ. of Alabama, 283Indiana University, 284Louisiana State University, 285Univ. of Hawaii, 286Univ. of Minnesota, 287Los Alamos National Laboratory, 288Univ. of South Carolina, 289Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 290Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 291Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 292Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 293Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 294Univ. of Warwick, 295Brookhaven National Lab, 296Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 297ABC Federal University, 298Indiana University, 299SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory, 300Indiana University, 301Univ. of Pittsburgh, 302Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, 303Univ. of Pennsylvania, 304University College London, 305STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 306Indiana University, 307Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 308Lancaster University, 309Lancaster University, 310Univ. de Campinas, 311Tufts University, 312Michigan State University, 313Univ. of Hawaii, 314Yale University, 315Argonne National Lab, 316Univ. of Pittsburgh, 317Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 318Univ. of Texas, 319Brookhaven National Lab, 320Yale University, 321Univ. of Wisconsin, 322Los Alamos National Laboratory, 323Univ. of Sussex, 324University College London, 325Univ. of Sheffield, 326Univ. of South Carolina, 327South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 328Univ. of Padova, 329Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 330Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 331Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 332Brookhaven National Lab, 333Univ. di Catania, 334Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 335Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 336Brookhaven National Lab, 337Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 338Brookhaven National Lab, 339Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 340Univ. of Warwick, 341Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 342Los Alamos National Laboratory, 343Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 344Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 345Lancaster University, 346Univ. of Texas, 347Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 348Univ. of Alabama, 349Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 350Brookhaven National Lab, 351Univ. of Sheffield, 352Los Alamos National Laboratory, 353Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 354Univ. of Sheffield, 355SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory, 356Los Alamos National Laboratory, 357Univ. of Hawaii, 358Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 359INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, 360Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 361Panjab University, 362Argonne National Lab, 363Univ. di Milano, 364Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 365Brookhaven National Lab, 366Iowa State University, 367Univ. di Milano, 368Northwestern University, 369Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 370Univ. of Chicago, 371Tufts University, 372Duke University, 373Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, 374Univ. of Pennsylvania, 375Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 376Columbia University, 377Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 378Brookhaven National Lab, 379Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 380Brookhaven National Lab, 381Banaras Hindu University, 382Los Alamos National Laboratory, 383Columbia University, 384Syracuse University, 385Univ. of California, 386Univ. of California, 387Syracuse University, 388Brookhaven National Lab, 389Los Alamos National Laboratory, 390Univ. of Cincinnati, 391Univ. of Sheffield, 392Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 393Univ. of Alabama, 394Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, 395Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 396Brookhaven National Lab, 397Syracuse University, 398Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 399Univ. of Chicago, 400Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 401Univ. of Maryland, 402Univ. of Hawaii, 403Argonne National Lab, 404Univ. of South Carolina, 405Univ. of California, 406Dakota State University, 407Yale University, 408Univ. of California, 409Univ. of Manchester, 410Argonne National Lab, 411Univ. of Sussex, 412Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 413Indiana University, 414Los Alamos National Laboratory, 415South Dakota Science and Technology Authority, 416Univ. of California, 417Brookhaven National Lab, 418Univ. of Sheffield, 419University College London, 420Univ. of Sheffield, 421Univ. of Cambridge, 422Brookhaven National Lab, 423STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 424Univ. of South Carolina, 425South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 426Colorado State University, 427Univ. of Washington, 428Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 429Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 430Univ. of Liverpool, 431Univ. of California, 432Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 433SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory, 434Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 435Louisiana State University, 436Indiana University, 437National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, 438Kavli IPMU, Univ. of Tokyo, 439Univ. Federal de Alfenas em Poços de Caldas, 440Univ. of Pennsylvania, 441Los Alamos National Laboratory, 442Argonne National Lab, 443Univ. of Padova, 444Univ. of Hawaii, 445Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 446Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 447Univ. of Padova, 448Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, 449Brookhaven National Lab, 450Univ. of Wisconsin, 451Univ. of Sussex, 452Duke University, 453Univ. of California, 454College of William and Mary, 455Univ. of Sheffield, 456Colorado State University, 457Colorado State University, 458Univ. of Texas, 459Univ. of Oxford, 460Univ. of South Dakota, 461South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 462Univ. of Chicago, 463Univ. of Texas, 464Los Alamos National Laboratory, 465Univ. of Houston, 466Indiana University, 467South Dakota Science and Technology Authority, 468Colorado State University, 469Univ. of California, 470Univ. of South Carolina, 471Brookhaven National Lab, 472Brookhaven National Lab, 473Iowa State University, 474Los Alamos National Laboratory, 475Southern Methodist University, 476Brookhaven National Lab, 477Brookhaven National Lab, 478Univ. of Texas, 479Univ. of Colorado, 480Univ. of Pavia, INFN Sezione di Pavia, 481Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 482Brookhaven National Lab, 483Brookhaven National Lab, 484Univ. of Colorado, 485Fermi National Accelerator Lab

The preponderance of matter over antimatter in the early Universe, the dynamics of the supernova bursts that produced the heavy elements necessary for life and whether protons eventually decay --- these mysteries at the forefront of particle physics and astrophysics are key to understanding the early evolution of our Universe, its current state and its eventual fate. The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) represents an extensively developed plan for a world-class experiment dedicated to addressing these questions. LBNE is conceived around three central components: (1) a new, high-intensity neutrino source generated from a megawatt-class proton accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, (2) a near neutrino detector just downstream of the source, and (3) a massive liquid argon time-projection chamber deployed as a far detector deep underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. This facility, located at the site of the former Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota, is approximately 1,300 km from the neutrino source at Fermilab -- a distance (baseline) that delivers optimal sensitivity to neutrino charge-parity symmetry violation and mass ordering effects. This ambitious yet cost-effective design incorporates scalability and flexibility and can accommodate a variety of upgrades and contributions. With its exceptional combination of experimental configuration, technical capabilities, and potential for transformative discoveries, LBNE promises to be a vital facility for the field of particle physics worldwide, providing physicists from around the globe with opportunities to collaborate in a twenty to thirty year program of exciting science. In this document we provide a comprehensive overview of LBNE's scientific objectives, its place in the landscape of neutrino physics worldwide, the technologies it will incorporate and the capabilities it will possess.

Comments: Major update of previous version. This is the reference document for LBNE science program and current status. Chapters 1, 3, and 9 provide a comprehensive overview of LBNE's scientific objectives, its place in the landscape of neutrino physics worldwide, the technologies it will incorporate and the capabilities it will possess. 288 pages, 116 figures

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The unique physics opportunities accessible with nuclear collisions at the CERN Future Circular Collider (FCC) are summarized. Lead-lead (PbPb) and proton-lead (pPb) collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 39 and 63 TeV respectively with $\mathcal{L}_{int}$ = 33 nb$^{-1}$ and 8 pb$^{-1}$ monthly integrated luminosities, will provide unprecedented experimental conditions to study quark-gluon matter at temperatures ${\cal O}$(1 GeV). The following topics are succinctly discussed: (i) charm-quark densities thrice larger than at the LHC, leading to direct heavy-quark impact in the bulk QGP properties, (ii) quarkonia, including $\Upsilon(1S)$, melting at temperatures up to five times above the QCD critical temperature, (iii) access to initial-state nuclear parton distributions (nPDF) at fractional momenta as low as $x\approx 10^{-7}$, (iv) availability of $5\cdot 10^5$ top-quark pairs per run to study the high-$x$ gluon nPDF and the energy loss properties of boosted colour-antennas, (v) study of possible Higgs boson suppression in the QGP, and (vi) high-luminosity $\gamma\gamma$ (ultraperipheral) collisions at c. Read More


We use public data from the CMS experiment to study the 2-prong substructure of jets. The CMS Open Data is based on 31.8/pb of 7 TeV proton-proton collisions recorded at the Large Hadron Collider in 2010, yielding a sample of 768,687 events containing a high-quality central jet with transverse momentum larger than 85 GeV. Read More