8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Constraining Sterile Neutrinos at IceCube

12 Aug 2011, 11:50
20m
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

550

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Yu Gao (University of Oregon)

Description

Recent observation of a potential a deficit in the anti-neutrino flux measurement at reactor experiments may suggest the possibility of sterile neutrino species with up to eV^2 mass-square scale. The upward neutrinos at the IceCube/DeepCore observatory provide an ideal test of the sterile neutrinos, as the very long distance through the Earth and matter effect allow the sterile species significantly impact the nu_mu -> nu_e transition possibility. We analyze the constraint on the sterile neutrinos with the IceCube's measurement of the angular distribution of muon neutrino events.

Primary author

Yu Gao (University of Oregon)

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