Advanced search
1 file | 1.23 MB

Search for correlations between the arrival directions of IceCube neutrino events and ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array

Author
Abstract
This paper presents the results of different searches for correlations between very high-energy neutrino candidates detected by IceCube and the highest-energy cosmic rays measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array. We first consider samples of cascade neutrino events and of high-energy neutrino-induced muon tracks, which provided evidence for a neutrino flux of astrophysical origin, and study their cross-correlation with the ultrahigh-energy cosmic ray (UHECR) samples as a function of angular separation. We also study their possible directional correlations using a likelihood method stacking the neutrino arrival directions and adopting different assumptions on the size of the UHECR magnetic deflections. Finally, we perform another likelihood analysis stacking the UHECR directions and using a sample of through-going muon tracks optimized for neutrino point-source searches with sub-degree angular resolution. No indications of correlations at discovery level are obtained for any of the searches performed. The smallest of the p-values comes from the search for correlation between UHECRs with IceCube high-energy cascades, a result that should continue to be monitored.

Downloads

  • art127.pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • open access
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 1.23 MB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Aartsen, M. G., K. Abraham, M. Ackermann, J. Adams, J. A. Aguilar, M. Ahlers, M. Ahrens, et al. 2016. “Search for Correlations Between the Arrival Directions of IceCube Neutrino Events and Ultrahigh-energy Cosmic Rays Detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array.” Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (1).
APA
Aartsen, M. G., Abraham, K., Ackermann, M., Adams, J., Aguilar, J. A., Ahlers, M., Ahrens, M., et al. (2016). Search for correlations between the arrival directions of IceCube neutrino events and ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, (1).
Vancouver
1.
Aartsen MG, Abraham K, Ackermann M, Adams J, Aguilar JA, Ahlers M, et al. Search for correlations between the arrival directions of IceCube neutrino events and ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS. 2016;(1).
MLA
Aartsen, M. G., K. Abraham, M. Ackermann, et al. “Search for Correlations Between the Arrival Directions of IceCube Neutrino Events and Ultrahigh-energy Cosmic Rays Detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array.” JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 1 (2016): n. pag. Print.
@article{8568543,
  abstract     = {This paper presents the results of different searches for correlations between very high-energy neutrino candidates detected by IceCube and the highest-energy cosmic rays measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array. We first consider samples of cascade neutrino events and of high-energy neutrino-induced muon tracks, which provided evidence for a neutrino flux of astrophysical origin, and study their cross-correlation with the ultrahigh-energy cosmic ray (UHECR) samples as a function of angular separation. We also study their possible directional correlations using a likelihood method stacking the neutrino arrival directions and adopting different assumptions on the size of the UHECR magnetic deflections. Finally, we perform another likelihood analysis stacking the UHECR directions and using a sample of through-going muon tracks optimized for neutrino point-source searches with sub-degree angular resolution. No indications of correlations at discovery level are obtained for any of the searches performed. The smallest of the p-values comes from the search for correlation between UHECRs with IceCube high-energy cascades, a result that should continue to be monitored.},
  articleno    = {037},
  author       = {Aartsen, M. G. and Abraham, K. and Ackermann, M. and Adams, J. and Aguilar, J. A. and Ahlers, M. and Ahrens, M. and Altmann, D. and Anderson, T. and Ansseau, I. and Archinger, M. and Arguelles, C. and Arlen, T. C. and Auffenberg, J. and Bai, X. and Barwick, S. W. and Baum, V. and Bay, R. and Beatty, J. J. and Tjus, J. Becker and Becker, K-H. and Beiser, E. and Berghaus, P. and Berley, D. and Bernardini, E. and Bernhard, A. and Besson, D. Z. and Binder, G. and Bindig, D. and Bissok, M. and Blaufuss, E. and Blumenthal, J. and Boersma, D. J. and Bohm, C. and Boerner, M. and Bos, F. and Bose, D. and Boeser, S. and Botner, O. and Braun, J. and Brayeur, L. and Bretz, H-P. and Buzinsky, N. and Casey, J. and Casier, M. and Cheung, E. and Chirkin, D. and Christov, A. and Clark, K. and Classen, L. and Coenders, S. and Cowen, D. F. and Silva, A. H. Cruz and Daughhetee, J. and Davis, J. C. and Day, M. and de Andre, J. P. A. M. and De Clercq, C. and Rosendo, E. del Pino and Dembinski, H. and De Ridder, S. and Desiati, P. and de Vries, K. D. and de Wasseige, G. and de With, M. and DeYoung, T. and Diaz-Velez, J. C. and di Lorenzo, V. and Dumm, J. P. and Dunkman, M. and Eberhardt, B. and Ehrhardt, T. and Eichmann, B. and Euler, S. and Evenson, P. A. and Fahey, S. and Fazely, A. R. and Feintzeig, J. and Felde, J. and Filimonov, K. and Finley, C. and Fischer-Wasels, T. and Flis, S. and Foesig, C-C. and Fuchs, T. and Gaisser, T. K. and Gaior, R. and Gallagher, J. and Gerhardt, L. and Ghorbani, K. and Gier, D. and Gladstone, L. and Glagla, M. and Gluesenkamp, T. and Goldschmidt, A. and Golup, G. and Gonzalez, J. G. and Gora, D. and Grant, D. and Griffith, Z. and Gross, A. and Ha, C. and Haack, C. and Ismail, A. Haj and Hallgren, A. and Halzen, F. and Hansen, E. and Hansmann, B. and Hanson, K. and Hebecker, D. and Heereman, D. and Helbing, K. and Hellauer, R. and Hickford, S. and Hignight, J. and Hill, G. C. and Hoffman, K. D. and Hoffmann, R. and Holzapfel, K. and Homeier, A. and Hoshina, K. and Huang, F. and Huber, M. and Huelsnitz, W. and Hulth, P. O. and Hultqvist, K. and In, S. and Ishihara, A. and Jacobi, E. and Japaridze, G. S. and Jeong, M. and Jero, K. and Jurkovic, M. and Kappes, A. and Karg, T. and Karle, A. and Kauer, M. and Keivani, A. and Kelley, J. L. and Kemp, J. and Kheirandish, A. and Kiryluk, J. and Klaes, J. and Klein, S. R. and Kohnen, G. and Koirala, R. and Kolanoski, H. and Konietz, R. and Koepke, L. and Kopper, C. and Kopper, S. and Koskinen, D. J. and Kowalski, M. and Krings, K. and Kroll, G. and Kroll, M. and Krueckl, G. and Kunnen, J. and Kurahashi, N. and Kuwabara, T. and Labare, M. and Lanfranchi, J. L. and Larson, M. J. and Lesiak-Bzdak, M. and Leuermann, M. and Leuner, J. and Lu, L. and Luenemann, J. and Madsen, J. and Maggi, G. and Mahn, K. B. M. and Mandelartz, M. and Maruyama, R. and Mase, K. and Matis, H. S. and Maunu, R. and McNally, F. and Meagher, K. and Medici, M. and Meli, A. and Menne, T. and Merino, G. and Meures, T. and Miarecki, S. and Middell, E. and Mohrmann, L. and Montaruli, T. and Morse, R. and Nahnhauer, R. and Naumann, U. and Neer, G. and Niederhausen, H. and Nowicki, S. C. and Nygren, D. R. and Pollmann, A. Obertacke and Olivas, A. and Omairat, A. and O'Murchadha, A. and Palczewski, T. and Pandya, H. and Pankova, D. V. and Paul, L. and Pepper, J. A. and de Los Heros, C. Perez and Pfendner, C. and Pieloth, D. and Pinat, E. and Posselt, J. and Price, P. B. and Przybylski, G. T. and Quinnan, M. and Raab, C. and Raedel, L. and Rameez, M. and Rawlins, K. and Reimann, R. and Relich, M. and Resconi, E. and Rhode, W. and Richman, M. and Richter, S. and Riedel, B. and Robertson, S. and Rongen, M. and Rott, C. and Ruhe, T. and Ryckbosch, Dirk and Sabbatini, L. and Sander, H-G. and Sandrock, A. and Sandroos, J. and Sarkar, S. and Schatto, K. and Schimp, M. and Schmidt, T. and Schoenen, S. and Schoeneberg, S. and Schoenwald, A. and Schulte, L. and Schumacher, L. and Seckel, D. and Seunarine, S. and Soldin, D. and Song, M. and Spiczak, G. M. and Spiering, C. and Stahlberg, M. and Stamatikos, M. and Stanev, T. and Stasik, A. and Steuer, A. and Stezelberger, T. and Stokstad, R. G. and Stoessl, A. and Stroem, R. and Strotjohann, N. L. and Sullivan, G. W. and Sutherland, M. and Taavola, H. and Taboada, I. and Tatar, J. and Ter-Antonyan, S. and Terliuk, A. and Tesic, G. and Tilav, S. and Toale, P. A. and Tobin, M. N. and Toscano, S. and Tosi, D. and Tselengidou, M. and Turcati, A. and Unger, E. and Usner, M. and Vallecorsa, S. and Vandenbroucke, J. and van Eijndhoven, N. and Vanheule, S. and van Santen, J. and Veenkamp, J. and Vehring, M. and Voge, M. and Vraeghe, M. and Walck, C. and Wallace, A. and Wallraff, M. and Wandkowsky, N. and Weaver, Ch. and Wendt, C. and Westerhoff, S. and Whelan, B. J. and Wiebe, K. and Wiebusch, C. H. and Wille, L. and Williams, D. R. and Wissing, H. and Wolf, M. and Wood, T. R. and Woschnagg, K. and Xu, D. L. and Xu, X. W. and Xu, Y. and Yanez, J. P. and Yodh, G. and Yoshida, S. and Zoll, M. and Aab, A. and Abreu, P. and Aglietta, M. and Ahn, E. J. and Al Samarai, I. and Albuquerque, I. F. M. and Allekotte, I. and Allison, P. and Almela, A. and Castillo, J. Alvarez and Alvarez-Muniz, J. and Batista, R. Alves and Ambrosio, M. and Aminaei, A. and Anchordoqui, L. and Andrada, B. and Andringa, S. and Aramo, C. and Arqueros, F. and Arsene, N. and Asorey, H. and Assis, P. and Aublin, J. and Avila, G. and Awal, N. and Badescu, A. M. and Baus, C. and Beatty, J. J. and Becker, K. H. and Bellido, J. A. and Berat, C. and Bertaina, M. E. and Bertou, X. and Biermann, P. L. and Billoir, P. and Blaess, S. G. and Blanco, A. and Blanco, M. and Blazek, J. and Bleve, C. and Bluemer, H. and Bohacova, M. and Boncioli, D. and Bonifazi, C. and Borodai, N. and Botti, A. M. and Brack, J. and Brancus, I. and Bretz, T. and Bridgeman, A. and Briechle, F. L. and Buchholz, P. and Bueno, A. and Buitink, S. and Buscemi, M. and Caballero-Mora, K. S. and Caccianiga, B. and Caccianiga, L. and Candusso, M. and Caramete, L. and Caruso, R. and Castellina, A. and Cataldi, G. and Cazon, L. and Cester, R. and Chavez, A. G. and Chiavassa, A. and Chinellato, J. A. and Diaz, J. C. Chirinos and Chudoba, J. and Clay, R. W. and Colalillo, R. and Coleman, A. and Collica, L. and Coluccia, M. R. and Conceicao, R. and Contreras, F. and Cooper, M. J. and Cordier, A. and Coutu, S. and Covault, C. E. and Dallier, R. and D'Amico, S. and Daniel, B. and Dasso, S. and Daumiller, K. and Dawson, B. R. and de Almeida, R. M. and de Jong, S. J. and De Mauro, G. and de Mello Neto, J. R. T. and De Mitri, I. and de Oliveira, J. and de Souza, V. and Debatin, J. and del Peral, L. and Deligny, O. and Dhital, N. and Di Giulio, C. and Di Matteo, A. and Castro, M. L. Diaz and Diogo, F. and Dobrigkeit, C. and Docters, W. and D'Olivo, J. C. and Dorofeev, A. and dos Anjos, R. C. and Dova, M. T. and Dundovic, A. and Ebr, J. and Engel, R. and Erdmann, M. and Erfani, M. and Escobar, C. O. and Espadanal, J. and Etchegoyen, A. and Falcke, H. and Fang, K. and Farrar, G. and Fauth, A. C. and Fazzini, N. and Ferguson, A. P. and Fick, B. and Figueira, J. M. and Filevich, A. and Filipi, A. and Fratu, O. and Freire, M. M. and Fujii, T. and Fuster, A. and Gallo, F. and Garcia, B. and Garcia-Gamez, D. and Garcia-Pinto, D. and Gate, F. and Gemmeke, H. and Gherghel-Lascu, A. and Ghia, P. L. and Giaccari, U. and Giammarchi, M. and Giller, M. and Glas, D. and Glaser, C. and Glass, H. and Golup, G. and Gomez Berisso, M. and Gomez Vitale, P. F. and Gonzalez, N. and Gookin, B. and Gordon, J. and Gorgi, A. and Gorham, P. and Gouffon, P. and Griffith, N. and Grillo, A. F. and Grubb, T. D. and Guarino, F. and Guedes, G. P. and Hampel, M. R. and Hansen, P. and Harari, D. and Harrison, T. A. and Harton, J. L. and Hasankiadeh, Q. and Haungs, A. and Hebbeker, T. and Heck, D. and Heimann, P. and Herve, A. E. and Hill, G. C. and Hojvat, C. and Hollon, N. and Holt, E. and Homola, P. and Hoerandel, J. R. and Horvath, P. and Hrabovsksy, M. and Huege, T. and Insolia, A. and Isar, P. G. and Jandt, I. and Jansen, S. and Jarne, C. and Johnsen, J. A. and Josebachuili, M. and Kaeaepae, A. and Kambeitz, O. and Kampert, K. H. and Kasper, P. and Katkov, I. and Keilhauer, B. and Kemp, E. and Kieckhafer, R. M. and Klages, H. O. and Kleifges, M. and Kleinfeller, J. and Krause, R. and Krohm, N. and Kuempel, D. and Mezek, G. Kukec and Kunka, N. and Awad, A. Kuotb and LaHurd, D. and Latronico, L. and Lauer, R. and Lauscher, M. and Lautridou, P. and Lebrun, D. and Lebrun, P. and Leigui de Oliveira, M. A. and Letessier-Selvon, A. and Lhenry-Yvon, I. and Link, K. and Lopes, L. and Lopez, R. and Lopez Casado, A. and Lucero, A. and Malacari, M. and Mallamaci, M. and Mandat, D. and Mantsch, P. and Mariazzi, A. G. and Marin, V. and Maris, I. C. and Marsella, G. and Martello, D. and Martinez, H. and Bravo, O. Martinez and Meza, J. J. Masias and Mathes, H. J. and Mathys, S. and Matthews, J. and Matthews, J. A. J. and Matthiae, G. and Maurizio, D. and Mayotte, E. and Mazur, P. O. and Medina, C. and Medina-Tanco, G. and Mello, V. B. B. and Melo, D. and Menshikov, A. and Messina, S. and Micheletti, M. I. and Middendorf, L. and Minaya, I. A. and Miramonti, L. and Mitrica, B. and Molina-Bueno, L. and Mollerachl, S. and Montanet, F. and Morello, C. and Mostafa, M. and Moura, C. A. and Mueller, G. and Muller, M. A. and Mueller, S. and Naranjo, I. and Navas, S. and Necesal, P. and Nellen, L. and Nelles, A. and Neuser, J. and Nguyen, P. H. and Niculescu-Oglinzanu, M. and Niechcio, M. and Niemietz, L. and Niggemann, T. and Nitz, D. and Nosek, D. and Novotny, V. and Nozka, H. and Nunez, L. A. and Ochilo, L. and Oikonomou, F. and Olinto, A. and Pacheco, N. and Selmi-Dei, D. Pakk and Palatka, M. and Pallotta, J. and Papenbreer, P. and Parente, G. and Parra, A. and Pau, T. and Pech, M. and Pekala, J. and Pelayo, R. and Pena-Rodriguez, J. and Pepe, I. M. and Perrone, L. and Petermann, E. and Peters, C. and Petrera, S. and Phuntsok, J. and Piegaia, R. and Pierog, T. and Pieroni, P. and Pimenta, M. and Pirronello, V. and Platino, M. and Plum, M. and Porowski, C. and Prado, R. R. and Privitera, P. and Prouza, M. and Quell, E. J. and Querchfeld, S. and Quinn, S. and Rautenberg, J. and Ravel, O. and Ravignani, D. and Reinert, D. and Revenu, B. and Ridky, J. and Risse, M. and Ristori, P. and Rizi, V. and Rodrigues de Carvalho, W. and Rodriguez Rojo, J. and Rodriguez-Frias, M. D. and Rogozin, D. and Rosado, J. and Roth, M. and Roulet, E. and Rovero, A. C. and Saffil, S. J. and Saftoiu, A. and Salazar, H. and Saleh, A. and Greus, F. Salesa and Salina, G. and Sanabria Gomez, J. D. and Sanchez, F. and Sanchez-Lucas, P. and Santos, E. M. and Santos, E. and Sarazin, F. and Sarkar, B. and Sarmento, R. and Sarmiento-Cano, C. and Sato, R. and Scarso, C. and Schauer, M. and Scherini, V. and Schieler, H. and Schmidt, D. and Scholtene, . and Schoorlemmer, H. and Schovanek, P. and Schroeder, F. G. and Schulz, A. and Schulz, J. and Schumacher, J. and Segreto, A. and Settimo, M. and Shadkam, A. and Shellard, R. C. and Sigl, G. and Sima, O. and Smialkowski, A. and Smida, R. and Snow, G. R. and Sommers, P. and Sonntag, S. and Sorokin, J. and Squartini, R. and Stanca, D. and Stanic, S. and Stapleton, J. and Stasielak, J. and Stephan, M. and Strafella, F. and Stutz, A. and Suarez, F. and Duran, M. Suarez and Suomijarvi, T. and Supanitsky, A. D. and Sutherland, M. S. and Swain, J. and Szadkowski, Z. and Taborda, O. A. and Tapia, A. and Tepe, A. and Theodoro, V. M. and Timmermans, C. and Todero Peixoto, C. J. and Toma, G. and Tomankova, L. and Tome, B. and Tonachini, A. and Elipe, G. Torralba and Torres Machado, D. and Travnicek, P. and Trini, M. and Ulrich, R. and Unger, M. and Urban, M. and Galicia, J. F. Valdes and Valino, I. and Valore, L. and van Aar, G. and van Bodegom, P. and van den Berg, A. M. and van Vliet, A. and Varela, E. and Vargas Cardenas, B. and Varner, G. and Vasquez, R. and Vazquez, J. R. and Vazquez, R. A. and Veberic, D. and Verzi, V. and Vicha, J. and Videla, M. and Villasenor, L. and Vorobiov, S. and Wahlberg, H. and Wainberg, O. and Walz, D. and Watson, A. A. and Weber, M. and Weidenhaupt, K. and Weindl, A. and Wiencke, L. and Wilczynski, H. and Winchen, T. and Wittkowski, D. and Wundheiler, B. and Wykes, S. and Yang, L. and Yapici, T. and Yushkov, A. and Zas, E. and Zavrtanik, D. and Zavrtanik, M. and Zepeda, A. and Zimmermann, B. and Ziolkowski, M. and Zong, Z. and Zuccarello, F. and Abbasi, R. U. and Abe, M. and Abu-Zayyad, T. and Allen, M. and Azuma, R. and Barcikowski, E. and Belz, J. W. and Bergman, D. R. and Blake, S. A. and Cady, R. and Chae, M. J. and Cheon, B. G. and Chiba, J. and Chikawa, M. and Cho, W. R. and Fujii, T. and Fukushima, M. and Gotoll, T. and Hanlon, W. and Hayashi, Y. and Hayashida, N. and Hibino, K. and Honda, K. and Ikeda, D. and Inoue, N. and Ishii, T. and Ishimori, R. and Ito, H. and Ivanov, D. and Jui, C. C. H. and Kadota, K. and Kakimoto, F. and Kalashev, O. and Kasahara, K. and Kawail, H. and Kawakami, S. and Kawana, S. and Kawata, K. and Kido, E. and Kim, H. B. and Kim, J. H. and Kim, J. H. and Kitamura, S. and Kitamura, Y. and Kuzmin, V. and Kwon, Y. J. and Lan, J. and Lim, S. I. and Lundquist, J. P. and Machida, K. and Martens, K. and Matsuda, T. and Matsuyama, T. and Matthews, J. N. and Minamino, M. and Mukai, Y. and Myers, I. and Nagasawa, K. and Nagataki, S. and Nakamura, T. and Nonaka, T. and Nozato, A. and Ogioll, S. and Ogura, J. and Ohnishi, M. and Ohoka, H. and Oki, K. and Okuda, T. and Ono, M. and Oshima, A. and Ozawa, S. and Park, I. H. and Pshirkov, M. S. and Rodriguez, D. C. and Rubtsov, G. and Ryu, D. and Sagawa, H. and Sakurai, N. and Scott, L. M. and Shah, P. D. and Shibata, F. and Shibata, T. and Shimodaira, H. and Shins, B. K. and Shin, H. S. and Smith, J. D. and Sokolsky, P. and Springer, R. W. and Stokes, B. T. and Stratton, S. R. and Stroman, T. A. and Suzawa, T. and Takamura, M. and Takeda, M. and Takeishi, R. and Taketa, A. and Takita, M. and Tameda, Y. and Tanaka, H. and Tanaka, K. and Tanaka, M. and Thomas, S. B. and Thomson, G. B. and Tinyakov, P. and Tkachev, I. and Tokuno, H. and Tomida, T. and Troitsky, S. and Tsunesada, Y. and Tsutsumi, K. and Uchihori, Y. and Udo, S. and Urban, F. and Vasiloff, G. and Wong, T. and Yamane, R. and Yamaoka, H. and Yamazaki, K. and Yang, J. and Yashiro, K. and Yoneda, Y. and Yoshida, S. and Yoshii, H. and Zollinger, R. and Zundel, Z.},
  issn         = {1475-7516},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS},
  number       = {1},
  title        = {Search for correlations between the arrival directions of IceCube neutrino events and ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2016/01/037},
  year         = {2016},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: