Study of Neutrino Mass Ordering with data of the KM3NeT/ORCA deep sea Neutrino Detector

Stage numéro : Doctorat-1821-KM-01
Laboratoire :Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille Case 902
 163 avenue de Luminy - 13288 Marseille Cedex 9
Directeur :Cristinel Diaconu - -
Correspondant :William Gillard - -
Groupe d'accueil :KM3NeT
Chef de groupe :Vincent Bertin - -
Directeur de thèse :Paschal COYLE - office: 0491827253, portable: 0675713799 -

Thématique : ----

KM3NeT/ORCA (Oscillation Research with Cosmics in the Abyss) is a deep sea neutrino telescope currently under construction at a depth of 2500m in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Toulon. ORCA is optimised for the detection of low energy (3-100 GeV) atmospheric neutrinos and will allow precision studies of neutrino properties including the neutrino mass ordering. ORCA is part of the multisite KM3NeT research infrastructure, which also incorporates a second telescope array (in Sicily) optimised for the detection of high-energy cosmic neutrinos. The first ORCA detection strings have recently been deployed and are providing high quality data.

During this thesis, at the Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, the student will develop the analysis methods for a preliminary estimation of the neutrino mass ordering with the first years of ORCA data.

There is also the possibility of a related M2 stage on this project.