14-16 September 2015
University "La Sapienza", Physics Department
Europe/Rome timezone

From DeepCore to PINGU

15 Sep 2015, 10:00
Aula Amaldi, first floor (University "La Sapienza", Physics Department)

Aula Amaldi, first floor

University "La Sapienza", Physics Department

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2 - 00185 Roma - Italy


Juan-Pablo Yanez (DESY)


Very large volume neutrino telescopes observe atmospheric neutrinos over a wide energy range (GeV to TeV), after they travel distances as large as the Earth's diameter. DeepCore, the low energy extension of IceCube, has started making meaningful measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters $\theta_{23}$ and $|\Delta m^2_{32}|$ by analyzing this flux. PINGU, a proposed extension to lower DeepCore's detection threshold, aims to use the same neutrino flux to further increase the precision with which these parameters are known, and eventually determine the sign of $\Delta m^2_{32}$, also referred to as the neutrino mass ordering. The transition from the currently running DeepCore to the proposed PINGU, as well as their latest results, are discussed in this talk.

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