July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Status of the PINGU detector

Jul 31, 2015, 2:00 PM
18m
World Forum

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution NU-IN Parallel NU 02

Speaker

Ken Clark (University of Toronto)

Description

Scientists have created the world's largest neutrino telescope, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, in one of the planet’s most extreme environments at South Pole Station Antarctica. Completed in 2010, and instrumenting more than a cubic-kilometre of ice, IceCube also includes a low-energy detector array, called DeepCore, that has performed world-leading indirect dark matter searches and very high statistic studies of atmospheric neutrinos down to approximately 10 GeV. Building on the success of DeepCore, a new infill array called PINGU (the Precision IceCube Next Generation Upgrade) is now being proposed that would further reduce the in-ice energy threshold to a few GeV. Such a detector would be capable of significantly expanding the current low-energy program, including the potential to make a first determination of the neutrino mass ordering. In this talk we will discuss the design and sensitivity of the PINGU detector.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 1176
Collaboration IceCube

Primary author

Ken Clark (University of Toronto)

Presentation materials