Münster 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
T 109.2: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 30. März 2017, 17:05–17:20, H 3
Collider input to heavy quark contribution for air shower MonteCarlos — •Jan Doersch, Wolfgang Rhode, Dominik Elsässer, and Dominik Baack — TU Dortmund University, Germany
One of the most decisive breakthroughs for astroparticle physics in recent years has been the detection of cosmic high energy neutrinos with the IceCube detector. This cosmic flux is evident as an excess over the atmospheric neutrino component at high and very high energies.
For the next steps, including more sensitive searches for discrete neutrino source populations, an even more stringent characterization of the hard atmospheric contribution from prompt neutrino production due to the decay of heavier mesons is desirable. The aim of the presented work is to improve the understanding of this prompt atmospheric neutrino component by including existing and possible future measurements of heavy quark production with the LHCb detector in air shower MonteCarlo simulations.