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Neutrino Astrophysics With the Antares Telescope (Reprint) (Paperback) (Vladimir Kulikovskiy)

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This thesis is devoted to ANTARES, the first underwater neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean sea. As the main scientific analysis, a search for high-energy neutrino emission from the region of the Fermi bubbles has been performed using data from the ANTARES detector. A method for the background estimation using off-zones has been developed specially for this measurement. A new likelihood for the limits calculation which treats both observations in the on-zone and in the off-zone in the similar way and also includes different systematic uncertainties has been constructed. The analysis of 2008–2011 ANTARES data yielded a 1.2 s excess of events in the Fermi bubble regions, compatible with the no-signal hypothesis. For the optimistic case of no energy cutoff in the flux, the upper limit is within a factor of three of the prediction of the purely hadronic model based on the measured gamma-ray flux. The sensitivity improves as more data are accumulated (more than 65% gain in the sensitivity is expected once 2012–2016 data are added to the analysis).
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 132
Genre: Science
Series Title: Springer Theses
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Vladimir Kulikovskiy
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2016
TCIN: 51969815
UPC: 9783319387154
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-6944
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