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

ANTARES results

14 Sep 2015, 11:20
20m
Aula Amaldi, first floor (University "La Sapienza", Physics Department)

Aula Amaldi, first floor

University "La Sapienza", Physics Department

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2 - 00185 Roma - Italy

Speaker

maurizio spurio (University of Bologna (Italy))

Description

The ANTARES experiment has been running in its final configuration since 2008. It is the largest neutrino telescope in the Northern hemisphere. After the discovery of a cosmic neutrino diffuse flux by the IceCube detector, the search for its origin has become a key mission in high-energy astrophysics. The ANTARES sensitivity is large enough to constrain the origin of the IceCube excess from regions extended up to 0.2 sr in the Southern sky. Assuming different spectral indexes for the energy spectrum of neutrino emitters, the Southern sky and in particular central regions of our Galaxy are studied searching for point-like objects, for extended regions of emission, and for signal from transient objects selected through multimessenger observations. The results of the unblended analyses are presented. ANTARES provides results on atmospheric neutrinos, on the searches for rare particles (such as magnetic monopoles and nuclearites in the cosmic radiation), multimessenger studies of the sky in combination with different experiments, and Earth and Sea science. Of particular note are the searches for Dark Matter: the limits obtained for the spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross section overcome that of existing direct-detection experiments.

Primary author

maurizio spurio (University of Bologna (Italy))

Co-author

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