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

The search for TeV gamma-rays associated with IceCube’s high-energy neutrinos using VERITAS

15 Sep 2015, 17:50
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

Jon Dumm (Stockholm University)

Description

The origins of the flux of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos observed by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory continue to elude us. These neutrinos most likely originate in hadronic interactions taking place in or near the sources of cosmic-ray acceleration, causing associated gamma-ray production. We use the VERITAS Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescope to search for these gamma rays from the directions of IceCube neutrinos. VERITAS, with its 3.5 degree diameter field of view, is well-suited for followup observations of the muon neutrino events, which have typical reconstruction uncertainty of less than 1 degree. We will report on these observations and discuss the progress in implementing prompt followup of these exciting events.

Primary author

Jon Dumm (Stockholm University)

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