ANTARES-IceCube combined search for neutrino pointsources in the Southern Hemisphere
IFIC - Instituto de Física Corpuscular (CSIC - Universitat de València) c/ Catedrático José Beltrán, 2 E-46980 Paterna, Valencia, Spain
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Published online: 10 May 2019
A search for cosmic neutrino point-like sources covering the Southern hemisphere is presented, using 9 years and 7 years of data from the ANTARES and IceCube neutrino telescopes, respectively. The advantageous field of view of ANTARES as well as the high statistics provided by IceCube are exploited to open a window in the Southern sky where the sensitivity to point-sources improves by a factor ~ 2 compared to individual analyses. An unbinned maximum likelihood method is used to search for a localised excess of muon events over the expected background. Before applying the method to the unblinded dataset, the sensitivity and discovery potential of the search are computed through dedicated pseudo-experiments.
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