Michael Schimp (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))
IceCube, a cubic-kilometer sized neutrino detector at the geographical South Pole, has recently discovered a diffuse all-flavor flux of astrophysical neutrinos. However, the corresponding astrophysical sources have not been identified yet. We focus on the results of the angular correlation analysis (arXiv:1408.0634). This analysis is sensitive to clusters of muon neutrino arrival directions as expected from populations of astrophysical sources too weak to be detected individually. We present a method to reinterpret these results for arbitrary source count distributions. We exemplarily show the resulting limits for the test of a class of source count distribution based on Fermi observations of resolved blazars.
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