July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Skimming tau neutrinos and tau showers in the atmosphere

Jul 31, 2017, 6:44 PM
Reception Area (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Reception Area

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Poster Cosmology and Astrophysics Poster Session and Reception


Prof. Mary Hall Reno (University of Iowa)


A technique to detect an astrophysical or cosmic high energy tau neutrino flux involves using the Earth as a neutrino converter. Taus produced near enough to the surface of the Earth can emerge and decay to produce atmospheric showers. The neutrino cross section, energy transfer to the tau, and tau energy loss via electromagnetic interactions will be discussed with applications to surface- and satellite-based detectors. The sensitivity of event rates to calculational approaches to the electromagnetic structure functions will be emphasized.

Primary author

Prof. Mary Hall Reno (University of Iowa)


Prof. INA SARCEVIC (UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA) Mr Minh Vu Luu (University of Iowa) Dr Yu Seon Jeong (University of Arizona)

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