8-10 September 2021
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Technical Advances towards the IceCube-Gen2 Neutrino Observatory

9 Sep 2021, 11:30


Carsten Rott (University of Utah)


IceCube-Gen2 is a planned extension of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the geographic South Pole. Gen2 is optimized to search for sources of astrophysical neutrinos from TeV to EeV energies. IceCube-Gen2 builds on a successful decade of scientific observations with IceCube. The observatory will utilize optical sensor modules integrated into the deep ultra-clear Antarctic ice for the detection of Cherenkov light from neutrino interactions, surface detectors on the ice for the detection of cosmic-ray air showers, and an extended radio array for sensing of ultra-high-energy neutrinos. The presentation will review future IceCube technologies and infrastructure. Technologies for the construction and operations of the Gen2 detector will be described, with a particular emphasis on sustainability and resource optimization.

Primary author

Carsten Rott (University of Utah)

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