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

Evaluation of the discovery potential of an underwater Mediterranean neutrino telescope taking into account the estimated directional resolution and energy of the reconstructed track

13 Oct 2011, 12:10
20m
HG (Physics Lecture Hall)

HG

Physics Lecture Hall

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

Speaker

Prof. Spyros Tzamarias (Hellenic Open University)

Description

We report on the development of search methods for point like and extended neutrino sources taking into account the resolution of an underwater Mediterranean neutrino telescope to reconstruct the direction as well as the energy of the detected muon tracks, on a track by track basis. We present results on the potential of a very large volume neutrino telescope to discover neutrino sources. The developed techniques offer an improvement on the telescope’s discovery flux sensitivity up to a factor of 2. We also report comparisons between different telescope configurations containing the same number of Optical Modules.

Primary author

Prof. Spyros Tzamarias (Hellenic Open University)

Co-authors

Dr Anthony Leisos (Hellenic Open University School of Science & Technology) Dr Apostolos Tsirigotis (Hellenic Open University (HOU))

Presentation Materials

Paper