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

Model-independent search for neutrino sources with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

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

Amazon Foyer Terrace

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 271
Poster contribution NU-EX Poster 2 DM and NU


Stefan Geißelsöder (FAU Erlangen)


ANTARES is the largest operational neutrino telescope in the Northern Hemisphere, located in the Mediterranean Sea at a depth of 2500 metres. The direction and energy of the observed particles are reconstructed from the time and amplitude information recorded by the photomultipliers. The collected set of reconstructed events can be analysed with respect to the spatial, temporal and energy distribution. The approach shown in this presentation focuses on the spatial distribution, searching unbiasedly for a significant excess of neutrinos with an arbitrary size and shape from any direction in the sky. Techniques originating from the domain of pattern recognition and image processing are used. In contrast to a dedicated search for a specific neutrino emission model this approach is sensitive to a wide range of possible source structures. The result of this method applied to the ANTARES data will be presented.
Collaboration ANTARES
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 301

Primary author

Stefan Geißelsöder (FAU Erlangen)

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