Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Search for Solar atmospheric neutrinos with the IceCube Neutrino Telescope

Jul 6, 2018, 4:45 PM
104 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology


Jin In


Cosmic ray interactions with the solar atmosphere are expected to generate energetic neutrinos that might be observable with the neutrino telescopes. These so called solar atmospheric neutrinos are expected to have a distinguishable shape in the energy spectrum compared with atmospheric neutrinos generated in the Earth. The difference originates from the lower atmospheric density on the Sun, which allows secondary particles to decay rather than interact with the medium and lose energy. We present the first search for a signal of solar atmospheric neutrinos, using 8 years of data collected with the worlds largest neutrino telescope IceCube, which shows optimal sensitivity for the energetic neutrinos. To distinguish signal from backgrounds we perform a likelihood analysis using directional and energy spectral information. The analysis method and optimization will be introduced and sensitivities presented.

Primary authors

Jin In Carsten Rott (Sungkyunkwan University)

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