DescriptionIceCube is a neutrino detector built at the South Pole by instrumenting about a cubic kilometer of ice with 5160 light sensors. IceCube is taking data since 2006, and it is envisioned to continuing doing so for the next 20 years. One of the primary goals for IceCube is to elucidate the mechanisms for production of high-energy cosmic rays by detecting high-energy neutrinos from astrophysical sources. The excellent performance of IceCube plus the advances in understanding fundamental detector characteristics such as the ice properties have allowed to expand its scientific reach towards measurements and searches that require much higher precision and control of systematic error sources. Examples of these are the measurement of neutrino oscillations in a previously unexplored energy range from 10 to 60 GeV. The simulations proposed in this request will enable carrying out neutrino physics precision analysis which require of a very good understanding of possible sources of systematic errors. Examples of these are Tau neutrino appearance and Muon neutrino disappearance precision measurements as well as searches for low energy sterile neutrinos.
OrganizationUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Sponsor Campus GridOSG-XSEDE
Principal Investigator
Francis Halzen
Field Of SciencePhysics and astronomy