|The Neutrino Oscillation MAgnetic Detector, or NOMAD, was an experiment designed to search for neutrino oscillations and to carry out a range of other particle physics measurements. Located at CERN (the European Laboratory for Particle Physics) on the Franco-Swiss border outside Geneva, it was a collaborative effort of around 20 university departments and research institutes from 8 countries. About 160 physicists are involved, either full- or part-time, on the project.
NOMAD took physics data from 1995 to 1998, accumulating well in excess of 1 million neutrino interactions. Some analysis of this data continues to this day.
The NOMAD Detector and its design
- The NOMAD Detector and its design
- The West Area Neutrino Facility at CERN
- Searching for neutrino oscillations in NOMAD
- Other neutrino physics being carried out at NOMAD
- The Australian contribution to NOMAD
- STAR: a new silicon tracker for NOMAD as a prototype for a next generation neutrino experiment
A beginner's guide to neutrinos
- Probing the structure of matter
- The fundamental particles
- Why neutrinos "go through anything and everything"
- What are Neutrino Oscillations?
- The solar neutrino problem
- Neutrinos as dark matter
- Do Neutrinos Oscillate? Colloquium given by K. Varvell on 15th September 1997.
- The Neutrino Oscillation Industry Colloquium given by P.Soler on 16 March 1998.
Amongst all the neutrino experiments, we single out the two that operated in the wide-band neutrino beam at CERN: NOMAD itself, and NOMAD's friendly rivals, the CHORUS collaboration (experiment WA95).
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The institutes forming the NOMAD collaboration were:
- DAPNIA: Département d'Astrophysique, de physique des Particules, de physique Nucléaire et de l'Instrumentation Associée, CEA/Saclay, France
- CERN: European Laboratory for High Energy Physics / Organisation Europeenne pour la Recherche Nucleaire, Geneva, Switzerland
- Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
- INR Moscow, Russia
- JINR: Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA
- LAPP: Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules, Annecy-le-Vieux, France
- Université de Paris VI & VII, France
- Universita degli Studi della Calabria, Italy
- Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
- Universita di Padova & Padova INFN, Italy
- Universita di Pavia & Pavia INFN, Italy
- Universita di Pisa & Pisa INFN, Italy
- Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Universität Dortmund, Germany
- University of California, Los Angeles, USA
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, USA
- University of Sydney
- Institut Rudjer Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia
Here is a list.