8-10 May 2017
Discovery Building
US/Central timezone

Effect of neutrino decay on sterile neutrino searches in IceCube

8 May 2017, 15:15
Northwoods, 3rd floor center (Union South)

Northwoods, 3rd floor center

Union South

Non-Accelerator-Based Neutrino Neutrino Properties


Dr Carlos Arguelles (o=mit,ou=Institutions,dc=icecube,dc=wisc,dc=edu)


IceCube, a neutrino detector located at the South Pole, is an ideal testing ground for the hypothetical 1 eV sterile neutrino, which is motivated by the short-baseline neutrino anomalies. In a normal ordering 3+1 sterile neutrino scheme, the decay of the heaviest neutrino mass eigenstate to lighter eigenstates is unconstrained. In this talk, we will show how such a decay could modify the results of a sterile neutrino search in IceCube.

Primary authors

Alexander Moss (MIT) Dr Carlos Arguelles (o=mit,ou=Institutions,dc=icecube,dc=wisc,dc=edu) Janet Conrad (MIT) Marjon Moulai (MIT)

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