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HEP: Results from the Search for eV-Sterile Neutrinos with IceCube-86

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Carlos Arguelles Delgado, University of Wisconsin
When
11 November 2015 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Where
339 Davey Laboratory
Contact Name
Kohta Murase
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The IceCube neutrino telescope at the South Pole has measured the atmospheric muon neutrino spectrum as a function of zenith angle and energy. Using IceCube’s full detector configuration we have performed a search for eV-scale sterile neutrinos. Such a sterile neutrino, motivated by the anomalies in short-baseline experiments, is expected to have a significant effect on the $\bar{\nu}_\mu$ survival probability due to matter induced resonant effects for energies of order 1 TeV. This effect makes this search unique and sensitive to small sterile mixings. In this talk, I will present for the first time the results of the IceCube sterile neutrino search.

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