March 19-20, 2009
The Center for Particle Astrophysics will host a workshop on "Low Energy Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics with IceCube's Deep Core Sub-Array." The workshop will be held March 19-20, 2009 on the Penn State University Park campus. The number of people attending will be kept small to foster an intimate working environment with ample time for open discussion.
In early 2010, IceCube will have fully deployed "IceCube Deep Core," a sub-detector comprised of the seven innermost IceCube strings, augmented by six additional strings located mainly below 2100 m in the clearest ice. Deep Core will be a densely instrumented 15-Mton region of IceCube with greatly enhanced sensitivity to dim, low energy events with a neutrino energy threshold of a few GeV, while the outer IceCube strings will form an extremely effective active veto against down-going cosmic-ray muons. This potent combination will open up a range of interesting neutrino physics opportunities at Ev ~ 5 GeV and higher.
The workshop format will have presentations followed by in-depth discussions of the theoretical and experimental aspects of these opportunities. We anticipate covering topics such as:
The workshop will be held in 321 Whitmore Lab on Penn State's University Park campus.
Information on how to reach State College is available.
A variety of maps of Penn State and State College is also available.
Workshop Program and Slides
The workshop program and slides are now available
A block of rooms is being held for the nights of March 18-19, 2009; if you plan to stay the evening of Friday, March 20, please inquire at either hotel front desk.
The Hampton Inn
Residence Inn - Marriott
Please email Doug Cowen with any questions regarding the organization or content of the workshop.