8-10 May 2017
Discovery Building
US/Central timezone

Testing the Neutrino Mass Ordering with Multiple Years of IceCube/DeepCore

8 May 2017, 14:45
Northwoods, 3rd floor center (Union South)

Northwoods, 3rd floor center

Union South

Accelerator-Based Neutrinos - Convenor: Jennifer Thomas, University College London Neutrino Properties


Martin Leuermann (o=rwth,ou=Institutions,dc=icecube,dc=wisc,dc=edu)


The measurement of the Neutrino Mass Ordering (NMO), i.e. the ordering of the neutrino mass eigenstates, is one of the major goals of many future neutrino experiments. One strategy is to measure matter effects in the oscillation pattern of atmospheric neutrinos as proposed for the PINGU extension of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Already, the currently running IceCube/DeepCore detector can explore this type of measurement, albeit with lower significance. Furthermore, such an analysis exercises the measurement principle and evaluation of systematic uncertainties and thus prototypes future analyses with PINGU. We present a three-dimensional likelihood analysis for multiple years of IceCube data searching for indications of the NMO with a data sample reaching to energies below 10 GeV.

Primary author

Martin Leuermann (o=rwth,ou=Institutions,dc=icecube,dc=wisc,dc=edu)


Steven Wren (o=manchester,ou=Institutions,dc=icecube,dc=wisc,dc=edu)

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