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Searching for Sterile Neutrinos with the IceCube Neutrino Telescope

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Measurements of neutrino oscillations at short baselines contain an intriguing set of experimental anomalies. One hypothetical explanation is that an additional, sterile neutrino exists, with a corresponding heavier mass state mixed into the active neutrino flavors. In this talk I will discuss a search for sterile neutrinos with the IceCube neutrino telescope, a detector made from a billion tons of instrumented ice at the South Pole. In the energy range where this experiment is sensitive, sterile neutrinos would introduce MSW resonant oscillations providing a dramatic experimental signature. After presenting the analysis method the first results of this search will be shown, obtained using one year of data from the full 86-string IceCube detector.

This talk is part of the Cavendish HEP Seminars series.

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