University of Wisconsin-Madison

IceCube at ICRC2013

NSF/J. Yang
NSF/J. Yang

With nearly fifty presentations and posters, the IceCube Collaboration will contribute heavily to the International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC), which begins today in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. ICRC is staged every other year, with the previous meeting held in Beijing, China.

The majority of talks and posters focus on IceCube research on cosmic rays and neutrino point sources, with additional coverage of dark matter and exotic particles, gamma-ray bursts, multiwavelength messengers, supernova searches, and detector calibration.

During the opening session of the conference, collaborator Aya Ishihara of Chiba University, Japan, will be awarded a Young Scientist award by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

IceCube’s presence also includes highlight and review talks by senior researchers. On the morning of Sunday, July 07, IceCube Principal Investigator and University of Wisconsin–Madison Physics Professor Francis Halzen will provide a review talk on “The Status of Neutrino Astronomy,” and on Thursday, July 04, Spencer Klein, University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will present “Highlights from IceCube,” an overview of current research and future plans.

A full schedule for parallel and poster sessions has not yet been released. For updates, follow IceCube on facebook and twitter.

The following lists planned posters and presentations that have been identified as being of particular interest.

Observation of very high energy neutrinos in IceCube (talk)
C. Kopper, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
N. Whitehorn, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

IceTop cosmic-ray spectrum (talk)
B. Ruzybayev, University of Delaware, USA

An update on cosmic-ray anisotropy studies with IceCube (talk)
S. BenZvi, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
P. Desiati, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
M. Santander, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
S. Westerhoff, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

Search for diffuse astrophysical neutrinos with shower-type events in the IceCube 2009/2010 (IC-59) data set (talk)
A. M. Brown, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
A. Schönwald (presenter), Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen, Germany
L. Mohrmann, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen, Germany

Extending IceCube low-energy neutrino searches for dark matter with DeepCore (talk)
M. Danninger, Stockholm University, Sweden
S. Flis, Stockholm University, Sweden
M. Wolf, Stockholm University, Sweden

Latest results of searches for point and extended sources of neutrinos with the IceCube detector (talk)
J. A. Aguilar (presenter), Université de Genéve, Switzerland
J. Feintzeig, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
N. Kurahashi, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
S. Odrowski, Technische Universität München, Germany
M. Rameez, Université de Genéve, Switzerland

An improved data acquisition system for supernova detection with IceCube (poster)
V. Baum, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
R. Bruijn, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
D. Heereman, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Measurement of neutrino oscillations with the full IceCube detector (poster)
J. P. Yanez, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen, Germany

Studies on the sensitivity to measure neutrino mass hierarchy with PINGU (talk)
A. Groß, Technische Universität München, Germany