Particle Physics Seminar

"Results from the Search for eV-Sterile Neutrinos with IceCube"

Presented by Dr. Carlos Arguelless Delgado, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 3:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

The IceCube neutrino telescope at the South Pole has measured the atmospheric muon neutrino spectrum as a function of zenith angle and energy. Using IceCube's full detector configuration we have performed a search for eV-scale sterile neutrinos. Such a sterile neutrino, motivated by the anomalies in short-baseline experiments, is expected to have a significant effect on the $\bar{\nu_\mu}$ survival probability due to matter induced resonant effects for energies of order 1 TeV. This effect makes this search unique and sensitive to small sterile mixings. In this talk, I will present the results of the IceCube sterile neutrino search.

Hosted by: Xin Qian

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