July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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IceTop as Veto for IceCube

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

Amazon Foyer Terrace

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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 261
Poster contribution NU-EX Poster 2 DM and NU


Delia Tosi (WIPAC / UW Madison) Kyle Jero (WIPAC / UW Madison)


The IceCube neutrino observatory includes a surface array, IceTop, designed to detect and study cosmic rays. This array, located directly above IceCube, can be used to distinguish astrophysical neutrinos from atmospheric neutrinos and penetrating muons, increasing the effective volume of the IceCube detector for the southern sky. In this contribution we present the efficiency of such a veto technique as a function of energy, and compare data and simulation. In particular we focus on one event which was found in a separate analysis (starting event search) in IceCube and passing through IceTop and we study the probability of this event being background.
Collaboration IceCube
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 709

Primary author

Delia Tosi (WIPAC / UW Madison)


Kyle Jero (WIPAC / UW Madison)

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