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Title: The IceCube-Gen2 Neutrino Observatory
Abstract The IceCube Neutrino Observatory opened the window on neutrino astronomy by discovering high-energy astrophysical neutrinos in 2013 and identifying the first compelling astrophysical neutrino source, the blazar TXS0506 + 056, in 2017. In this proceeding, we will discuss the science reach and ongoing development of the IceCube-Gen2 facility, which is the planned extension to IceCube. IceCube-Gen2 will increase the rate of observed cosmic neutrinos by an order of magnitude, be able to detect five-times fainter neutrino sources, and extend the measurement of astrophysical neutrinos several orders of magnitude higher in energy. We will discuss the envisioned design of the instrument, which will include an enlarged in-ice optical array, a surface array for the study of cosmic-rays, and a shallow radio array to detect ultra-high energy (>100 PeV) neutrinos. We will also highlight ongoing efforts to develop and test new instrumentation for IceCube-Gen2.
Authors:
Award ID(s):
1903885 1913607
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10339422
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Volume:
16
Issue:
10
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
C10007
ISSN:
1748-0221
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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