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Search for neutrino emission from extended sources with the IceCube detector

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
1h
Amazon Foyer Terrace (World Forum)

Amazon Foyer Terrace

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 291
Poster contribution NU-EX Poster 3 DM and NU

Speaker

Elisa Pinat

Description

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a cubic kilometer telescope located in the Antarctic ice, offers unique opportunities to study high energy neutrino emission from galactic and extragalactic sources. The Galactic plane is the brightest source of gamma rays in the sky, and it is believed to be also one of the brightest very high energy neutrino sources. The first discovery of an astrophysical neutrino flux has recently been announced by the IceCube collaboration and although no clear sources have been found so far, it is reasonable to investigate whether a Galactic component might be contributing to the observed flux. However, as indicated by the HESS gamma-ray survey and by Milagro as well, many of the sources populating the Galactic plane are in fact extended sources. We will present the sensitivity and discovery potential of IceCube for neutrinos coming from extended regions with special focus on the Galactic plane.
Collaboration IceCube
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 211

Primary authors

Elisa Pinat Juan Antonio Aguilar Sanchez (Universite Libre de Bruxelles (BE))

Presentation materials