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

Neutrino fluxes from the Galactic plane and the ANTARES limits

15 Sep 2015, 14:20
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


Luigi Antonio Fusco (University of Bologna)


The existence of cosmic neutrinos has been reported by the IceCube Collaboration. Though this measurement is consistent with an isotropic neutrino flux, a sub-dominant galactic component coming from extended region such as the Galactic Plane/Ridge cannot be excluded. The ANTARES detector, located in the Mediterranean Sea, is currently the largest and longest operated under-water neutrino telescope; its effective area and good exposure to the Southern Sky allow to constrain an enhanced muon neutrino emission from extended sources such as the Galactic Plane. ANTARES data from 2007 to 2013 have been analysed and upper limits on the neutrino production from the central region of our galaxy have been set.

Primary author

Luigi Antonio Fusco (University of Bologna)

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