7-9 December 2016
Cochem (Mosel), Germany
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Searching for sources of high-energy neutrinos with Swift

7 Dec 2016, 10:10
Pater Martin Hall (Kapuzinerkloster)

Pater Martin Hall


Oral HAP Workshop Multi-Messenger Astronomy


Dr. Azadeh Keivani (The Pennsylvania State University)


The IceCube high-energy neutrino observatory has reported a 6.5$\sigma$ discovery of the first high-energy astrophysical neutrino candidates. However, the nature of the sources responsible for these neutrinos -- potentially also the sources of the highest-energy cosmic rays -- is still unknown and no high-confidence counterparts to any of the neutrino events have been yet identified. If the sources producing these highest-energy cosmic neutrinos are transient, they may be identifiable in rapid-response observations at Swift. We will present our proposed program that carries out prompt searches for X-ray and UV/optical counterparts to IceCube neutrinos with Swift.

Primary author

Dr. Azadeh Keivani (The Pennsylvania State University)

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