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Tau Neutrinos in IceCube, KM3NeT and the Pierre Auger Observatory

by Daan van Eijk

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Daan van Eijk
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Date submitted: 2018-12-10 01:00
Submitted by: van Eijk, Daan
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: The 15th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics (TAU2018)
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Academic field: Physics
  • Gravitation, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Experiment
Approach: Experimental


In 2018, the IceCube collaboration reported evidence for the identification of a blazar as an astrophysical neutrino source. That evidence is briefly summarised here before focusing on the prospects of tau neutrino physics in IceCube, both at high energies (astrophysical neutrinos) and at lower energies (atmospheric neutrino oscillations). In addition, future neutrino detectors such as KM3NeT and the IceCube Upgrade and their tau neutrino physics potential are discussed. Finally, the detection mechanism for high-energy (tau) neutrinos in the Pierre Auger Observatory and the resulting flux upper limits are presented.

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Anonymous Report 1 on 2018-12-20 (Invited Report)

  • Cite as: Anonymous, Report on arXiv:1812.01036v1, delivered 2018-12-20, doi: 10.21468/SciPost.Report.757


The paper gives an excellent overview of recent tau neutrino physics in IceCube, KM3NeT and the Pierre Auger Observatory.


None, except a few comments in the report.


I would like to suggest that in the captions of figures 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, and in the caption of Table 1, a reference is added to the original source.
I also wonder what the source is of the given date (2023) of completion of ORCA.

Some minor comments:
p 5 caption fig 3: most probably -> most probable
p 8 caption fig 6: end with a period.
p 9: I thought the accepted acronym for Pierre Auger Observatory is PAO
p 9: travelling a relatively long distances -> travelling a relatively long distance
p 9 two bullet points: end with period.
p 10: PA can set -> PAO has set
p 10: 0.29:0.50:0.29, which is consistent with -> 0.29:0.50:0.29, which is consistent within the uncertainties with
ref 8: I guess this is a conference talk (Neutrino?), would be good to add that

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  • validity: high
  • significance: high
  • originality: high
  • clarity: high
  • formatting: excellent
  • grammar: excellent

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