Physics Potential of the IceCube DeepCore detector

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Aithousa Mitropoulos ()

Aithousa Mitropoulos

Megaron, Athens - Greece


Dr D. Jason Koskinen (The Pennsylvania State University)


The recent commissioning of the full DeepCore sub-array, a low-energy extension of the IceCube neutrino observatory, offers exciting opportunities for neutrino physics in the energy region of 10 GeV to 1 TeV. The improved energy reach, use of the surrounding IceCube detector as an active veto and immense size of DeepCore will produce one of the largest all-sky neutrino datasets ever acquired. DeepCore will provide sensitivity to neutrinos from possible neutralino dark matter annihilations in the earth, sun and galactic center, down to neutralino masses in the physically interesting region of about 50 GeV. Tens of thousands of atmospheric neutrinos will be detected annually after oscillating over a baseline of up to one earth diameter, opening the possibilities for a muon neutrino disappearance and tau neutrino appearance measurements. The current status of these measurements will be presented in this poster.

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Dr D. Jason Koskinen (The Pennsylvania State University)

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