The KM3NeT collaboration is currently building the next generation of large-volume water Cherenkov neutrino telescopes in the Mediterranean Sea abysses. ORCA, the denser of the two detectors under construction, will instrument about 6 Mton of sea water. It is optimised for the detection of atmospheric neutrinos with energies above several GeV. The main research target of the ORCA detector is the measurement of the neutrino mass ordering and atmospheric neutrino oscillation parameters, while the detector is also sensitive to a wide variety of other physics topics, such as dark matter, non-standard interactions and sterile neutrinos. The presentation will provide an overview of the ORCA detector and
introduce its research programme. The projected sensitivity of the detector to the neutrino mass ordering will be shown, alongside prospects for early analyses of data collected with a small sub-array of the detector during construction phase.
|Working Group||WG1 : Neutrino Oscillation Physics|