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

A measurement of the diffuse astrophysical muon neutrino flux using multiple years of IceCube data

Aug 4, 2015, 3:00 PM
Yangtze 1 (World Forum)

Yangtze 1

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution NU-EX Parallel NU 05


Mr Leif Rädel (RWTH Aachen University)


The IceCube Collaboration measured an all-flavor, high-energy astrophysical neutrino flux. In order to identify the sources of this flux, high-energy muon neutrinos are ideal messenger particles because of their excellent angular resolution. However, the first step is to confirm the observed flux in the muon neutrino channel using IceCube data from 2009 through 2014. The main background for this search are cosmic-ray-induced atmospheric muon neutrinos. High-purity neutrino event samples have been analyzed using a two-dimensional likelihood approach, taking full advantage of the information of neutrino energies and arrival directions with a consistent treatment of systematic uncertainties. The results of this analysis initially using IceCube data from 2009 through 2012 will be presented.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 544
Collaboration IceCube

Primary authors

Mr Leif Rädel (RWTH Aachen University) Mr Sebastian Schoenen (RWTH Aachen University)

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