12-14 October 2011
Physics Lecture Hall
Europe/Berlin timezone

Methods for muon energy loss reconstruction in IceCube

12 Oct 2011, 14:20
HE (Physics Lecture Hall)


Physics Lecture Hall

Hörsaalgebäude - Staudtstraße 5 - 91058 Erlangen - Germany
Physics, reconstruction and software Parallel Session 1


David Boersma (RWTH Aachen University)


The energy of muon neutrinos and muons detected by IceCube is not directly measured. For low energy contained events the length of the track inside can be used to derive an energy estimate. For higher energy through-going events the main energy-related observable is the energy *loss* of muons. The stochastic nature of this energy loss makes the reconstruction non-trivial. Several approaches have been developed to reconstruct the muon energy loss in IceCube events and to derive the muon energy from that. These approaches vary both in the level of detail of the result and in the techniques they use to take the ice properties into account. I will present an overview of these approaches and the preliminary estimates of their performance.

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