Searching for high- astrophysical neutrinos in the Mediterranean Sea, status and perspectives

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Beurlingrummet
  • Lecturer: Prof. Antonio Capone (La Sapienza University in Rome)
  • Contact person: Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez
  • Seminarium

Opponent seminar

The primary goal of a Neutrino Telescope is the search for astrophysical neutrinos in the TeV-PeV range. ANTARES has searched for neutrino sources in the Southern Sky at TeV energies and set constraints on the origin of the cosmic neutrino flux discovered by IceCube. ANTARES has actively developed a manifold multi-messenger program, both in real time and offline. Of particular interest the searches triggered by gravitational wave observations.

Thanks to its excellent angular resolution, dedicated searches for promising neutrino source candidates and several interesting regions like the Galactic Plane or the Fermi Bubbles were performed, using for the first time also a sample of cascade events with a median angular resolution of about 3 degrees.

The results on the indirect search for DM with the ANTARES detector, looking for neutrinos from the centre of Galaxy, from the Sun and from the centre of the Earth will be also presented and discussed.

The high quality of the data provided by ANTARES and the competitiveness of the achieved results, demonstrate the tremendous potential of the new, much larger array, KM3NeT. The status and the perspectives of that project for neutrino astronomy will be reported.