July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

KM3NeT/ARCA sensitivity to a diffuse flux of cosmic neutrinos

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
Amazon Foyer Terrace (World Forum)

Amazon Foyer Terrace

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 282
Poster contribution NU-EX Poster 3 DM and NU


Dominik Stransky


KM3NeT is a future research infrastructure hosting the next-generation underwater neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea. Within KM3NeT, the ARCA detector will be devoted to the observation of high-energy cosmic neutrinos both in diffuse and point source mode. A major objective of KM3NeT/ARCA is to establish all-flavour neutrino astronomy. The observation of cosmic neutrinos has been reported by the IceCube collaboration in high energy analyses, exceeding significantly the expectations from atmospheric backgrounds. This observation is compatible with an isotropic cosmic flux, equally distributed in the three neutrino flavours. The sensitivity of the planned ARCA detector, with an instrumented volume of about one Gton, has been investigated in an all-flavour analysis and the results will be reported in this presentation. In particular, KM3NeT/ARCA will be able to detect an IceCube-like neutrino flux within less than one year of operation with the complete detector.
Collaboration KM3NeT
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 1021

Primary author


Luigi Antonio Fusco (University of Bologna) rosa coniglione (INFN)

Presentation materials