July 30, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Cliff Lodge
US/Mountain timezone

Observing the Earth’s Core with Neutrino Oscillations

Jul 31, 2022, 4:35 PM
Wasatch A/B

Wasatch A/B

Talk Multi-messenger Tomography of Earth (MMTE 2022) Workshop


Mrs Rebekah Pestes (Virginia Tech)


Neutrinos change flavor as they travel, and this probability depends on the density of electrons in the material they are traveling through. So, we can use neutrinos produced in the atmosphere by cosmic rays to tell us about the density of electrons in the Earth. In this talk, I will present our simulations of this phenomenon that we did in determining the sensitivity of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) to the size of the Earth’s core.

Attendance type In-person presentation

Primary author

Mrs Rebekah Pestes (Virginia Tech)


Peter Denton (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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