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

ANTARES/IceCube multimessenger projects

16 Sep 2015, 13:40
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


Juergen Brunner (CPPM)


Neutrino astronomy is driven by the quest for the origin of cosmic rays. Powerful acceleration engines are needed to produce cosmic rays at the upper end of the observed energy spectrum. Neutrinos would be created in subsequent interactions of these particles in conjunction with photons in a wide range of wave lengths. Gravitational waves might as well be produced by the same sources which yield neutrino signals. Both Antares and IceCube have carried out various searches for space-time correlations between neutrino signals and observations from either highest energetic cosmic rays, gamma rays or gravitational waves. Further, both collaborations have put in place online alert systems, which trigger observations of optical telescopes and gamma-ray satellites, following the detection of a peculiar neutrino pattern. The talk will give an overview over such multimessenger projects.

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