14-16 September 2015
University "La Sapienza", Physics Department
Europe/Rome timezone

A Surface Array to Study Astrophysical Neutrinos with IceCube-Gen2

15 Sep 2015, 15:20
20m
Aula Amaldi, 1st floor (University "La Sapienza", Physics Department)

Aula Amaldi, 1st floor

University "La Sapienza", Physics Department

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2 - 00185 Roma - Italy

Speaker

Javier Gonzalez (Bartol Research Institute, Univ Delaware)

Description

Motivated by the discovery of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos with IceCube, we study the prospects for improved measurements of neutrinos of astrophysical origin with a surface detector array combined with IceCube or a next generation neutrino detector at the South Pole. The background in astrophysical neutrino searches is reduced by tagging muons and neutrinos of atmospheric origin through the detection of the accompanying air shower. We discuss the ways in which a surface array can help study the features of the astrophysical neutrino flux and consider a few physics cases that motivate such an array. We will present the various approaches used to understand the capabilities of surface arrays. The prospects of a surface array for studying the cosmic ray flux will be briefly discussed.

Primary author

Javier Gonzalez (Bartol Research Institute, Univ Delaware)

Presentation Materials