Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos at the Pierre Auger Observatory

Jul 7, 2012, 2:15 PM
15m
Room 216 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 216

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 11. Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Room 216 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology -TR11

Speaker

Prof. Roger Clay (University of Adelaide (AU))

Description

The observation of ultra-high energy netrinos (UHEυs) is a priority in experimental astroparticle physics. This follows from the expectation that energetic cosmic ray particles are likely to be produced with an associated flux of neutrinos, and the belief that UHE cosmic ray interactions will produce neutrinos as the parent particles travel to us through various astrophysical radiation fields. UHEυs can be detected with a variety of techniques, and the Surface Detector array of the Pierre Auger Observatory is suited to detecting cascades produced when such neutrinos interact in the atmosphere (downward-going υ) or in the Earth's crust (Earth-skimming υ). This presentation will review the signatures of neutrino events and the procedure and criteria established to search for UHEυs in the Pierre Auger Observatory dataset.

Primary author

Prof. Roger Clay (University of Adelaide (AU))

Presentation materials