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Title: Multi-Messenger Physics With the Pierre Auger Observatory

Abstract

An overview of the multi-messenger capabilities of the Pierre Auger Observatory is presented. The techniques and performance of searching for Ultra-High Energy neutrinos, photons and neutrons are described. Some of the most relevant results are reviewed, such as stringent upper bounds that were placed to a flux of diffuse cosmogenic neutrinos and photons, bounds placed on neutrinos emitted from compact binary mergers that were detected by LIGO and Virgo during their first and second observing runs, as well as searches for high energy photons and neutrons from the Galactic center that constrain the properties of the putative Galactic PeVatron, observed by the H.E.S.S.\ collaboration. The observation of directional correlations between ultra-high energy cosmic rays and either high energy astrophysical neutrinos or specific source populations, weighted by their electromagnetic radiation, are also discussed. They constitute additional multi-messenger approaches aimed at identifying the sources of high energy cosmic rays.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Wuppertal, Wuppertal (Germany)
  2. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
The Pierre Auger Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1515056
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1904.11918; FERMILAB-PUB-19-135
Journal ID: ISSN 2296-987X; 1731615
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2296-987X
Publisher:
Frontiers Research Foundation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; UHECR; high energy neutrinos; high energy photons; high energy neutrons; multi-messenger astrophysics; compact binary mergers

Citation Formats

Kampert, Karl -Heinz, Mostafa, Miguel Alejandro, and Zas, Enrique. Multi-Messenger Physics With the Pierre Auger Observatory. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.3389/fspas.2019.00024.
Kampert, Karl -Heinz, Mostafa, Miguel Alejandro, & Zas, Enrique. Multi-Messenger Physics With the Pierre Auger Observatory. United States. doi:10.3389/fspas.2019.00024.
Kampert, Karl -Heinz, Mostafa, Miguel Alejandro, and Zas, Enrique. Wed . "Multi-Messenger Physics With the Pierre Auger Observatory". United States. doi:10.3389/fspas.2019.00024. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1515056.
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title = {Multi-Messenger Physics With the Pierre Auger Observatory},
author = {Kampert, Karl -Heinz and Mostafa, Miguel Alejandro and Zas, Enrique},
abstractNote = {An overview of the multi-messenger capabilities of the Pierre Auger Observatory is presented. The techniques and performance of searching for Ultra-High Energy neutrinos, photons and neutrons are described. Some of the most relevant results are reviewed, such as stringent upper bounds that were placed to a flux of diffuse cosmogenic neutrinos and photons, bounds placed on neutrinos emitted from compact binary mergers that were detected by LIGO and Virgo during their first and second observing runs, as well as searches for high energy photons and neutrons from the Galactic center that constrain the properties of the putative Galactic PeVatron, observed by the H.E.S.S.\ collaboration. The observation of directional correlations between ultra-high energy cosmic rays and either high energy astrophysical neutrinos or specific source populations, weighted by their electromagnetic radiation, are also discussed. They constitute additional multi-messenger approaches aimed at identifying the sources of high energy cosmic rays.},
doi = {10.3389/fspas.2019.00024},
journal = {Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences},
number = ,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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