12-16 September 2016
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Neutrino Physics with the PINGU extension of IceCube

12 Sep 2016, 16:30
20m
13-2-005 (CERN)

13-2-005

CERN

Oral Contributions Neutrinos Neutrinos

Speaker

David Jason Koskinen (University of Copenhagen)

Description

The Precision IceCube Next Generation Upgrade (PINGU) is a proposed low-energy in-fill extension to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory that will feature the world's largest effective mass of a few MTon for neutrinos at an energy threshold of a few GeV. The unprecedented statistical sample of GeV-scale atmospheric neutrinos will enable PINGU to quickly and at a modest cost investigate the following: determination of the neutrino mass ordering, non-maximal $\theta_{23}$ and an ensuing octant determination, and unitarity of the neutrino mixing matrix via $\nu_\tau$ appearance. The physics topics extend beyond oscillation-based analyses to include tomography of the Earth’s core and indirect dark matter searches.

The status of the project will be presented.

Primary author

David Jason Koskinen (University of Copenhagen)

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