MINERvA Neutrino Masterclass Student Start Page

Small URL for this page: http://tinyurl.com/minervastudent 


Step 0: To start the MINERvA masterclass measurement, you need the following information:

  • Name of your institute (usually the city)
  • Date in the Fermilab time zone (U.S. Central Time)
  • Data Group letter
  • Data mergedTuple number

Here are some useful resources to help you:


Step 1: Find your Institute, Data Group, and Spreadsheet in this table:


Step 2: Open your Data Group by choosing the letter and find your mergedTuple by its number. 


Data Assignments 2024:

Date/time (U.S. Central Time) Institute (Data Group) Institute (Data Group) Spreadsheet
Fri 08 Mar/15:00 Lead (B) Vermillion (A) FNAL-MINERvA-2024–03-08
Sat 16 Mar/14:00 Duluth (C) Mayaguez (F) FNAL-MINERvA–03-16a
Sat 16 Mar/17:00 Irvine (E)   FNAL-MINERvA–03-16b
Fri 22 Mar/09:00 & 10:00 Constantine (D, G) Durham, UK (A, B, C) FNAL-MINERvA-2024–03-22
Mon 25 Mar/09:00 Valencia (A, B, F, G)   FNAL-MINERvA-2024–03-25



Step 3: Choose your mergedTuple to open the ARACHNE Simple event display. It will start with your first Gate (also called an Entry; ummm, think of each one as an "Entry Gate" to data in a specific time range). By the way, the first Entry Gate is marked Entry 0.



  1. There is some "fake data" in the beginning of the first mergedTuple for each Data Group in the spreadsheet. It is simply a placeholder. You may (should) write over this when you put your own data in.
  2. Please enter data only in the space provided: under "Muon" and "Proton". All other space is needed for other purposes. Columns A and B are meant to guide you to the correct lines. Column O and beyond contain formulae and charts that depend on what you enter in Columns C-N.
  3. Never enter anything but data into the spreadsheet. It is an open sheet set up for numerical analysis. Addition of non-numerical data can ruin the calculations and plots. Putting the wrong or right things in the wrong places can do the same. Please be careful: you are entrusted with a spreadsheet that you share with many other students who depend on it.