Flavor ratios of extragalactical neutrinos and neutrino shortcuts in extra dimensions

28 Aug 2015, 16:55
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Flavor Violation Theory and Experiment Flavor Violation


Philipp Sicking (TU Dortmund)


The recent measurement of high energy extragalactic neutrinos by the IceCube Collaboration has opened a new window to probe non-standard neutrino properties. Among other effects, sterile neutrino altered dispersion relations (ADRs) due to shortcuts in an extra dimension can significantly affect astrophysical flavor ratios. We discuss an MSW-like resonant conversion arising from geodesics oscillating around the brane in an asymmetrically warped extra dimension. We demonstrate that this case has the potential to suppress significantly the flux of specific flavors such as $\nu_\mu$ or $\nu_\tau$ at high energies.

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Philipp Sicking (TU Dortmund)

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