Mr Nicolas Abgrall (University of Geneva, DPNC)
Both accelerator neutrino (e.g. T2K) and cosmic rays (e.g. Auger) experiments are detecting particles produced in primary and secondary hadronic interactions: neutrinos and muons from pi/K mesons decay respectively. The precise prediction of neutrino fluxes (for all species, different sources, etc) is crucial for the next generation of accelerator neutrino experiments to predict the...
Mr Dario Autiero (IPN Lyon, France)
Ms Gwenaelle Lefeuvre (University of Sussex)
The MINOS experiment (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) uses two detectors separated from 735 km to measure the oscillation parameters of the beam of muon neutrinos produced by the NuMI facility. Neutrino oscillations are observed by comparing the observed energy spectrum at the Far Detector, in Northern Minnesota, with the expectation extrapolated from the measured spectrum at the...
Dr Basudeb Dasgupta (Max Planck Institute for Physics)
Understanding of supernova neutrinos has seen a qualitative change recently. It has been understood that neutrinos are not only affected by collisions with stellar matter, but also due to collisions among themselves. This effect, while ordinarily negligible, plays a crucial role in supernovae. The essential result is that close to the production surface, neutrino and anti-neutrinos of all...
Dr Satoru Yamada (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, the University of Tokyo)
Super-Kamiokande is an underground water Cherenkov detector which consists of 50 ktons of pure water equipped with about 13000 photo-multipliers (PMTs). The front-end electronics and data acquisition system were upgraded in September 2008 and data-taking as a SK-IV phase was started. While it is a far detector of the T2K experiment, various other physics analyses are ongoing, such as...
Dr Sven Lafebre (Dept. of Physics, Pennsylvania State University)
IceCube, a cubic kilometer neutrino telescope under construction at the South Pole, is a successor to the AMANDA neutrino telescope designed to search for astrophysical neutrino sources. When completed, it will consist of over 5000 optical modules buried in the Antarctic ice. The detector, which is currently 90% complete, includes an infill array known as DeepCore, improving sensitivity to...
Irina Mocioiu (Pennsylvania State University)
We discuss new analysis for neutrinos from neutrino telescopes and the new physics that could be extracted from them. We show that high statistics atmospheric neutrino measurements in the IceCube Deep Core Array can provide useful information about neutrino oscillation parameters and other neutrino properties.