8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

Status of the Precision IceCube Next Generation Upgrade (PINGU)

11 Sep 2013, 14:00
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral Low-Energy Neutrinos (solar, reactor, supernova, and geo neutrinos and also nuclear astrophysics associated with these sources) Low Energy Neutrinos III


Prof. Darren Grant (University of Alberta)


The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located at South Pole Station Antarctica, is currently the world's largest neutrino telescope with an instrumented volume greater than 1 GT. Completed in December 2010, the detector's high energy neutrino program was augmented with the low-energy DeepCore extension that provides a neutrino energy threshold near 10 GeV. DeepCore has established a rich Antarctic particle physics program that includes measurements atmospheric neutrino oscillations and indirect searches for lower mass WIMP dark matter. Currently under consideration is a new in-fill array, the Precision IceCube Next Generation Upgrade (PINGU), that builds on the strengths of the IceCube-DeepCore design to further lower the neutrino detection threshold to a few GeV. The very large sample of atmospheric neutrinos expected with PINGU provides significant potential for neutrino oscillation parameter measurements, including a first determination of the mass hierarchy. This talk will present the current status of PINGU.

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Prof. Darren Grant (University of Alberta)

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