Feb 18 – 26, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Neutrino Target-of-Opportunity Observations with POEMMA

Feb 24, 2021, 5:50 PM
Room 3 (https://unipd.link/NeuTel-ParallelRoom3)

Room 3


Parallel Contributed Talk Neutrino Telescopes and Multimessenger New Facilities


Tonia Venters (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)


Cosmic-ray accelerators capable of reaching ultra-high energies are expected to also produce very-high energy neutrinos via hadronic interactions within the source. Many of the candidate astrophysical source classes are either transient in nature or exhibit flaring activity. Leveraging the Earth as a neutrino converter, the Probe of Extreme Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (POEMMA) will be able to detect cosmic tau neutrinos at energies ~ 10 PeV and above. As a space-based mission, POEMMA will have orbital characteristics and slewing capability that will ensure full-sky coverage and enable rapid follow up, making it uniquely suited for searching for neutrinos from astrophysical transient events. We present the latest results of a study exploring the prospects of detecting tau neutrino events with POEMMA from a variety of astrophysical transient source classes and potential backgrounds during Target-of-Opportunity observations.

Collaboration name POEMMA Collaboration

Primary authors

Tonia Venters (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Reno Mary (University of Iowa) Krizmanic John (CRESST/GSFC/UMBC) Luis Anchordoqui (CUNY/AMNH) Claire Guépin (JSI/UMd) Angela Olinto (University of Chicago)

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