July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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Astrophysical interpretation of small-scale neutrino angular correlation searches with IceCube

Aug 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
Amazon Foyer Terrace (World Forum)

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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 267
Poster contribution NU-EX Poster 2 DM and NU


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.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 702
Collaboration IceCube

Primary authors

Prof. Christopher Wiebusch (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Martin Leuermann (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Michael Schimp (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))

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