Jianming Bian

Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009, Physics

B.S., Peking University, 2004, Physics

Phone: (949) 824-8389
Fax: (949) 824-8389
Email: bianjm@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
4129 Frederick Reines Hall
Mail Code: 4575
Irvine, CA 92697

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Neutrino Oscillation Experiments
My primary research interests are in Intensity Frontier programs. Currently I am working on the NOvA, DUNE and Super-Kamiokande neutrino experiments.

NOvA is a long-baseline accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiment that is optimized for electron neutrino measurements. It uses the upgraded NuMI beam from Fermilab and measures electron-neutrino appearance and muon-neutrino disappearance at its Far Detector in Ash River, Minnesota. The NOvA experiment aims to resolve the neutrino mass hierarchy problem and to constrain the CP-violating phase.

DUNE is the next generation long-baseline experiment in the US which will decisively determine the mass hierarchy and CP violation. DUNE detectors are based on liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) technology, which offers excellent spatial resolution, high neutrino detection efficiency and superb background rejection. Construction of DUNE’s protoType detector protoDUNE will start in 2017 at CERN.

Super-Kamiokande is the large water Cherenkov detector in Japan. Physics topics of the Super-Kamiokande experiment includes solar neutrinos, supernova neutrinos, atmospheric neutrinos, man-made neutrinos and proton decays.

More info on NOvA, DUNE and Super-Kamiokande can be found at http://www-nova.fnal.gov/, http://www.dunescience.org and http://www-sk.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sk/index-e.html respectively.

Before joining UCI, I was also deeply involved in the very topical search for exotic-hadron states and other studies of charm and charmonium physics in collider experiments. I have been the lead researcher for several important analyses with the BESIII experiment in Beijing, including being the primary author of the recent Phys. Rev. Lett (and Editor's suggestion) presenting the discovery of a new four-quark candidate Zc(3900)^0.
Publications P.~Adamson et al. [NOvA Collaboration], "Constraints on oscillation parameters from $\nu_e$ appearance and $\nu_\mu$ disappearance in NOvA,'' Submitted to: Phys.Rev.Lett., arXiv:1703.03328 [hep-ex].

P.~Adamson et al. [NOvA Collaboration], "Measurement of the Neutrino Mixing angle $\theta_{23}$ in NOvA,'' Submitted to Phys.Rev.Lett. [arXiv:1701.05891 [hep-ex]].

P. Adamson et al. [NOvA Collaboration], “First measurement of electron neutrino appearance in NOvA,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, no. 15, 151806 (2016) doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.151806

P. Adamson et al. [NOvA Collaboration], “Firstmeasurement ofmuon-neutrino disappearance in NOvA,” Phys. Rev. D 93, no. 5, 051104 (2016) doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.051104

J. Bian, “First Results of e Appearance Analysis and Electron Neutrino Identification at NOvA,” Proceedings of the Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Particles and Fields (DPF2015), arXiv:1510.05708 [hep-ex].

M. Baird, J. Bian, M. Messier, E. Niner, D. Rocco and K. Sachdev, “Event Reconstruction Techniques in NOvA,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 664, no. 7, 072035 (2015). doi:10.1088/17426596/664/7/072035

Jianming Bian, The CAPTAIN Experiment, DPF2015 proceedings, 2015, arXiv:1509.07739 Fields (DPF2015) proceedings, arXiv:1509.07739 [hep-ex]

M.~Ablikim et. al. [BESIII Collaboration], Observation of Zc(3900)^0 in e+e-->pi^0 pi^0 J/psi,, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, no. 11, 112003 (2015)

Jianming Bian, The NOvA Experiment: Overview and Status, DPF2013, arXiv:1309.7898.

C. Adams et al. [LBNE Collaboration], “The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment: Exploring Fundamental Symmetries of the Universe,” arXiv:1307.7335 [hep-ex]

M. Ablikim et al. [BESIII Collaboration], Study of $\psi(3686)\to\pi^0 h_c, h_c\to\gamma\eta_c$ via $\eta_c$ exclusive decays, Phys. Rev. D 86, 092009 (2012)

M. Ablikim et al. [BESIII Collaboration], Study of J/psi->pp,nn, Phys. Rev. D 86, 032014 (2012)

M. Ablikim et al. [BESIII Collaboration], Measurements of h_c(^1P_1) in psi' Decays, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 132002 (2010)
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