ANTARES at Neutrino 2016

[Published July 16th, 2016]

Last week, from July 4th to July 9th, ANTARES physicists have participated in the biannual get together of neutrino physicists at the 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, Neutrino 2016 in London, England.

On Monday, July 4th, in the session about neutrino astronomy, Antoine Kouchner (AstroParticle & Cosmology Laboratory, Paris, France)  presented the latest results from the ANTARES neutrino telescope and highlighted the capabilities of the KM3NeT/ARCA detector for neutrino astronomy. In particular, A. Kouchner presented the unblinded results of the search for diffuse fluxes of cosmic neutrinos with data up to December 2015, both in the track and cascade channels (see figure below). The final sensitivity presented is very close to the cosmic flux measured by IceCube.

ANTARES results on diffuse fluxes were presented in the rapporteur's talk on the "experimental outlook" by M. Mezzetto (INFN Padova, Italy), for instance. The talk by A. Franckowiack (DESY, Germany) on Multi-Messenger astronomy, the same day, insisted on several ANTARES analyses (for example, the ANTARES neutrino ANT150109A, which triggered the discovery of a X-ray source by Swift). The review talk on Dark Matter by M. Danninger (U. British Columbia, Canada) praised the excellent results of ANTARES for the search of WIMPS in the direction of the Galactic Center, which show that ANTARES has the best sensitivity for neutrino lines.
Upper limit Neutrino emission
IceCube diffuse flux results (left) and newest ANTARES diffuse flux spectrum for tracks (right), as presented during the rapporteur's talk on Neutrino Astronomy, on Saturday July 9th at Neutrino 2016.

The following ANTARES posters were also presented at Neutrino 2016, which prove the wealth of ANTARES scientific results :
  • P1.001 - High-energy follow-up of the first gravitational wave event GW150914
  • P2.001 - Search for high energy neutrinos from bright GRBs with ANTARES
  • P2.002 - Search for a diffuse flux of astrphysical neutrinos with the ANTARES telescope
  • P2.003 - A search for neutrinos from the Fermi Bubbles with the ANTARES telescope
  • P2.004 - All flavour search for cosmic neutrino sources with the ANTARES neutrino telescope
  • P2.006 - Search for signal emission from AGN populations with the ANTARES neutrino telescope
  • P2.007 - Study of the Galactic Center region with the ANTARES neutrino telescope
  • P4.005 - Results on dark matter searches with the ANTARES neutrino telescope