11-14 October 2016
Kyoto Research Park
Japan timezone

IceCube-Gen2: The next generation neutrino observatory in Antarctica

14 Oct 2016, 10:55
Kyoto Research Park

Kyoto Research Park

Chudouji Awatacho 93, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto , Japan, 600-8815


Lu Lu (Chiba University)


The IceCube observatory, located at the Southpole has been taking high
quality data in full operation since 2011. The observation of astrophysical
neutrinos at IceCube led to a new era of multi-messenger astronomy. The
next generation of IceCube (Gen2) is currently under design aiming at
searching for point sources and understanding the production mechanisms at
the source. The upgrade will also greatly increase the discovery potential
for PeV tau neutrinos, GZK neutrinos and the Glashow resonance. It could in
addition allow hybrid measurements at the surface and in-ice at a wider
zenith angle range, which provides information on the mass composition of
cosmic-rays and gives access to a unique energy range for studying hadronic
interaction models.
In this talk, I will discuss current efforts for the upgrade including new
sensor proposals for the in-ice and surface detectors. Simulations of the
sensitivities to the physics cases will be shown.

Presentation type oral

Primary author

Lu Lu (Chiba University)

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