Research @ KICP
Greenland Neutrino Observatory, GNO
We are planning to deploy a new array of radio detectors for UHE neutrinos near the surface of the ice at Summit Station in Greenland, a year-round NSF station that sits atop 3 km of ice at the height of the Greenland plateau. The full array will have the sensitivity required to discover neutrinos produced through the so-called GZK process (the interaction of the highest energy cosmic rays with cosmic microwave background photons) even in the most pessimistic of models and will detect ∼10 events per year at the high-energy portion (E >10^15eV) of the observed IceCube astrophysical neutrino spectrum with sub-degree pointing resolution. We will deploy our first module in the summer of 2014.
The University of Chicago is leading this effort of 5 collaborating institutions.