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Testing Lorentz Invariance and CPT Conservation with NuMI Neutrinos in the MINOS Near Detector

                                                       

in Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 151601 (2008) by P. Adamson et. al. (See list below).

A search for a sidereal modulation in the MINOS near detector neutrino data was performed. If present, this signature could be a consequence of Lorentz and CPT violation as predicted by a class of extensions to the Standard Model. No evidence for a sidereal signal in the data set was found, implying that there is no significant change in neutrino propagation that depends on the direction of the neutrino beam in a sun-centered inertial frame. Upper limits on the magnitudes of the Lorentz and CPT violating terms in these extensions to the Standard Model lie between 0.01-1% of the maximum expected, assuming a suppression of these signatures by factor of 10 - 17- . \

P. Adamson (9), C. Andreopoulos(19), K. E. Arms(15), R. Armstrong(12), D. J. Auty(23), D. S. Ayres(1), B. Baller(9), G. Barr(17), W. L. Barrett (28), B. R. Becker (15), A. Belias (19), R. H. Bernstein (9), D. Bhattacharya (18), M. Bishai (4), A. Blake (6), G. J. Bock (9), J. Boehm (10), D. J. Boehnlein (9), D. Bogert (9), C. Bower (12), E. Buckley-Geer (9), S. Cavanaugh (10), J. D. Chapman (6), D. Cherdack (26), S. Childress (9), B. C. Choudhary (9), S. J. Coleman (29), A. J. Culling (6), J. K. de Jong (11), M. V. Diwan (4), M. Dorman (14)(19), S. A. Dytman(18), C. O. Escobar (7), J. J. Evans (14)(17), E. Falk Harris (23), G. J. Feldman (10), M. V. Frohne (3), H. R. Gallagher (26), M. C. Goodman (1), P. Gouffon (20), R. Gran (16), E. W. Grashorn (15), N. Grossman (9), K. Grzelak (27)(17), A. Habig (16), D. Harris(9), P. G. Harris (23), J. Hartnell (23)(19), R. Hatcher (9) K. Heller (15) A. Himmel (5), A. Holin (14), J. Hylen (9), G. M. Irwin (22), M. Ishitsuka (12), D. E. Jaffe (4), C. James (9), D. Jensen (9), T. Kafka (26), S. M. S. Kasahara (15), J. J. Kim (21), G. Koizumi (9), S. Kopp (25), M. Kordosky (29)(14), D. J. Koskinen (14), A. Kreymer (9), S. Kumaratunga (15), K. Lang (25), J. Ling (21), P. J. Litchfield (15), R. P. Litchfield (17), L. Loiacono (25), P. Lucas(9), J. Ma (25), W. A. Mann (26) M. L. Marshak (15), J. S. Marshall (6), N. Mayer (12), A. M. McGowan (1)(15), J. R. Meier (15), M. D. Messier(12), C. J. Metelko (19), D. G. Michael (5), J. L. Miller (13), W. H. Miller (15), S. R. Mishra (21), C. D. Moore (9), J. Morfín (9), L. Mualem (5) S. Mufson (12), S. Murgia (22), J. Musser (12), D. Naples (18), J. K. Nelson (29), H. B. Newman (5), R. J. Nichol (14), T. C. Nicholls (19), J. P. Ochoa-Ricoux (5), W. P. Oliver (26), R. Ospanov (25), J. Paley (12), V. Paolone (18), A. Para (9), T. Patzak (8), Ž. Pavlović (25), G. Pawloski (22), G. F. Pearce (19), C. W. Peck (5), D. A. Petyt (15), R. Pittam (17), R. K. Plunkett (9), A. Rahaman (21), R. A. Rameika (9), T. M. Raufer (19), B. Rebel (9), J. Reichenbacher (1), P. A. Rodrigues (17), C. Rosenfeld (21), H. A. Rubin (11), M. C. Sanchez (1)(10), N. Saoulidou (9), J. Schneps (26), P. Schreiner (3) P. Shanahan (9), W. Smart (9), A. Sousa (17), B. Speakman (15), P. Stamoulis (2), M. Strait (15), N. Tagg (26), R. L. Talaga (1), M. A. Tavera (23), J. Thomas (14), J. Thompson (18), M. A. Thomson (6), J. L. Thron (1), G. Tinti (17), G. Tzanakos (2), J. Urheim (12), P. Vahle (29)(14), B. Viren (4), M. Watabe (24), A. Weber (17), R. C. Webb (24) ,A. Wehmann (9), N. West (17), C. White (11), S. G. Wojcicki (22), T. Yang (22), M. Zois (2), K. Zhang (4), and R. Zwaska (9).

1 Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA
2 Department of Physics, University of Athens, GR-15771 Athens, Greece
3 Physics Department, Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois 60532, USA
4 Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973, USA
5 Lauritsen Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
6 Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE, United Kingdom
7 Universidade Estadual de Campinas, IF-UNICAMP, CP 6165, 13083-970, Campinas, SP, Brazil
8 APC-Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot, 10, rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris Cedex 13, France
9 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510, USA
10 Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
11 Physics Division, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois 60616, USA
12 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
13 Physics Department, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807, USA
14 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
15 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
16 Department of Physics, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota 55812, USA
17 Subdepartment of Particle Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3RH, United Kingdom
18 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
19 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
20 Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, CP 66318, 05315-970, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
21 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
22 Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
23 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, United Kingdom
24 Physics Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA
25 Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1600, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
26 Physics Department, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
27 Department of Physics, Warsaw University, Hoa 69, PL-00-681 Warsaw, Poland
28 Physics Department, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington 98225, USA
29 Department of Physics, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187, USA

More information at http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v101/e151601