Sep 12 – 16, 2022
OAC conference center, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece.
Europe/Athens timezone

Optimization of the Future P-ONE Neutrino Telescope

Sep 14, 2022, 9:00 AM
20m
OAC conference center, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece.

OAC conference center, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece.

Talk Astrophysics and Cosmology Applications in AstroHEP

Speaker

Dr Christian Haack (Technical University of Munich)

Description

P-ONE is a planned cubic-kilometer-scale neutrino detector in the Pacific ocean. Similar to the successful IceCube Neutrino Observatory, P-ONE will measure high-energy astrophysical neutrinos to help characterize the nature of astrophysical accelerators. Using existing deep-sea infrastructure provided by Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), P-ONE will instrument the ocean with optical modules - which host PMTs as well as readout electronics - deployed on several vertical cables of about 1km length. While the hardware design of a first prototype cable is currently being finalized, the detector geometry of the final instrument (up to 70 cables) is not yet fixed.
In this talk, I will present the progress of optimizing the detector design using ML-based surrogate models, which replace computationally expensive MC simulations, and, by providing gradients, allow efficient computation of the Fisher Information Matrix as an optimization target.

Primary author

Dr Christian Haack (Technical University of Munich)

Presentation materials