PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 358 - 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2019) - NU - Neutrino
Searching for Time-Dependent Neutrino Emission from Blazars with IceCube
E. O'Sullivan*, C. Finley  on behalf of the IceCube Collaboration
Full text: pdf
Pre-published on: July 22, 2019
Published on: July 02, 2021
In 2017, IceCube detected a high energy neutrino in coincidence with the blazar TXS 0506+056. In a follow up analysis of archival data, evidence for previous neutrino emission from the blazar during 2014-15 was found. In this analysis, we investigate whether other blazars might have had episodes of neutrino emission. We use a 5-year sample of muon-neutrino data and the same time dependent algorithm that was used for the archival analysis of TXS 0506+056, applying it to all of the objects in the northern sky listed in the Fermi 3LAC catalog. We fit for the most significant neutrino flare from each direction, without assuming any correlation with electromagnetic light curves. To search for an excess of significant flares which could indicate a small population of neutrino emitters, we apply a binomial test. This binomial test does not find a significant excess of flares relative to the results expected for background coincidences from atmospheric neutrinos. The final significance of the analysis is p=0.244 when TXS 0506+056 is excluded, consistent with the background-only hypothesis. We report the parameters of the individual fits for the most significant objects which contributed to the final result.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.358.0973
How to cite

Metadata are provided both in "article" format (very similar to INSPIRE) as this helps creating very compact bibliographies which can be beneficial to authors and readers, and in "proceeding" format which is more detailed and complete.

Open Access
Creative Commons LicenseCopyright owned by the author(s) under the term of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.