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About the CCFR site

This site is the central Internet repository of the physics analysis results of the CCFR collaboration ("CCFR" stands for Chicago-Columbia-Fermilab-Rochester). The CCFR collaboration collected data from two fixed-target runs at Fermilab in 1985 (experiment E744) and 1987-88 (experiment E770). The information presented in this site pertains only to the E744 and E770 data; it does not (at least for now) include the results from the latest high-energy fixed-target neutrino experiment at Fermilab, E815 (aka NuTeV).

This site is intended to serve two functions:

Unfortunately, these two goals are somewhat at odds with one another. It's difficult to describe measurements of the electroweak parameters in terms that won't bore the general public. On the other hand, the scientific community is only interested in the technical details and numerical results.

Also, there is a large gap between these two areas of interest. This site makes no attempt to bridge that gap. That would require instruction in the mathematics and scientific formalisms of high-energy physics from the college level through graduate school. Although a great deal of physics instruction is available on the Internet, it is not a substitute for years of education.

If this site can offer one insight for both groups of readers to appreciate, it's the observation that scientific research of this sort requires a lot of hard work by dedicated scientists and technical support from institutions such as Fermilab. The experiments were conducted about a decade ago, and yet their results are still of world-wide scientific interest. That is why this site was created.


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