Exploring the origin of high-energy cosmic neutrinos
In 2013, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in the South Pole measured 28 neutrinos that likely originated outside the Solar System. The discovery represents the dawn of neutrino astronomy that can definitively shed light on the sources of high-energy cosmic rays and their production mechanisms. A multi-messenger approach is crucial for identifying whether neutrino detections stem from an extra-galactic origin or the presence of a galactic component. Funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the nuHEDGE project will compare the singe-point sources available in existing gamma-ray catalogues with IceCube data, focusing on their spatial, timing and energy distribution. Based on the sensitivity of gamma-ray experiments, including the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory and the upcoming Cherenkov Telescope Array project, researchers could verify the origin of the IceCube events.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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