[W23] Carlos Argüelles: Results from the Search for eV-Sterile Neutrinos with IceCube-86

Wednesday 1 June 2016 15.00 UTC

Q&A in Google+

Results from the Search for eV-Sterile Neutrinos with IceCube-86

Speaker
Carlos Argüelles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

Host
Jorge S. Diaz, KIT

Abstract

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{νμ} 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.
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