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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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Preprint Link:  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2019-01-17
Date submitted: 2019-01-08 01:00
Submitted by: van Eijk, Daan
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: The 15th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics (TAU2018)
Ontological classification
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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Implemented changes proposed by referee

List of changes

In the captions of figures 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, a reference is added to the original source.
Other changes:
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: added that this is a Neutrino2018 conference talk

Published as SciPost Phys. Proc. 1, 030 (2019)

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