15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

Neutrinos at the South Pole with the PINGU detector

20 Jun 2014, 10:00
C-309 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) (F1-3) Future of Cosmic Frontier: Cosmolgy - PPD-DTP-DPIM / Avenir de la frontière cosmique: cosmologie - PPD-DPT-DPIM


Ken Clark (University of Toronto)


IceCube and its low energy extension DeepCore have been deployed at the South Pole and taking data since early 2010. With a neutrino energy threshold of about 10 GeV, DeepCore allows IceCube to access a rich variety of physics including searching indirectly for WIMP dark matter and studying atmospheric neutrinos. A proposed new in-fill array, named PINGU, would continue to lower the threshold for neutrino detection. This would in turn provide the potential to study a great deal of new physics, including the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy. This talk will discuss the PINGU detector and the new physics it makes available with a focus on the neutrino mass hierarchy.

Primary author

Ken Clark (University of Toronto)

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