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

A reconstruction method for neutrino induced muon tracks taking into account the apriori knowledge of the neutrino source

13 Oct 2011, 11:50
20m
HG (Physics Lecture Hall)

HG

Physics Lecture Hall

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

Speaker

Dr Apostolos Tsirigotis (Physics Laboratory, School of Science & Technology, Hellenic Open University)

Description

Gamma ray earthbound & satellite experiments have observed over the last years many Galactic and extragalactic gamma ray sources. The detection of astrophysical neutrinos emitted by the same sources would imply that these astrophysical objects are charged cosmic ray accelerators and help to resolve the enigma of the origin of cosmic rays. A very large volume neutrino telescope will be able to detect these potential neutrino emitters. The apriori known direction of the neutrino source can be used effectively to suppress the $^{40}K$ optical background through causality filters. We report on advanced filtering and prefit techniques using the known neutrino source direction and first results are presented.

Primary authors

Antonios Leisos (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (GR)) Dr Apostolos Tsirigotis (Physics Laboratory, School of Science & Technology, Hellenic Open University)

Co-authors

Dr Anthony Leisos (Hellenic Open University School of Science & Technology) Prof. Spyros Tzamarias (Hellenic Open University)

Presentation Materials

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