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Search for high energy neutrino emission from the galactic center

Search for high energy neutrino emission from the galactic center

Objective

Main purpose of the IceCube neutrino telescope is to detect high energy neutrinos of astro- physical origin. Within this project we aim to extend the field of view of the instrument to observe the galactic center, which is not in the generic field of view of a neutrino telescope at the South Pole. This can be accomplished by a new data selection, which detects events of particularily high energy or events of low energy starting inside the detector and by the development of new, more sophisticated reconstruction methods. We propose to reintegrate Dr. David J. Boersma, who has previously been employed by the University of Wisconsin (Madison, USA),into the European astro-particle physics community. The IRG funds will be used for the foundation of a junior research group focused on this topic. Dr. Boersma is a key researcher of the IceCube neutrino telescope and expert on the reconstruction software. He has already succesfully conducted a similar analysis focused on the detection of the shadow of the Moon in underground cosmic rays muons.

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Address

Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

Administrative Contact

Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248107

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2009

  • End date

    31 October 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 75 000

  • EU contribution

    € 75 000

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany