Nov 23 – 25, 2020
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Searching for local group supernovae using high-energy neutrinos from CSM interaction

Nov 24, 2020, 3:36 PM


Nora Valtonen-Mattila (Uppsala University)


IceCube monitors our galaxy for supernovae using neutrinos with energies of tens of MeV. However, the shock between the ejecta and the progenitor star's circumstellar material can create a high flux of neutrinos with energies on the order of TeV and above. These neutrinos would reach Earth 0.1 day - 1 year after the low-energy neutrinos. I will describe an analysis aimed to investigate whether we can extend IceCube's observational reach by using these high-energy neutrinos and design a search for hidden SN in our local group.

Abstract Track Flash talk, Astroparticle physics

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Nora Valtonen-Mattila (Uppsala University)

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