8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

High-Energy Cosmogenic Neutrinos

11 Sep 2013, 16:00
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral High-Energy Astrophysics (includes all cosmic ray physics) High Energy Astrophysics III


Markus Ahlers (Univ. of Wisconsin)


Cosmic ray (CR) interactions with the cosmic radiation background are a guaranteed source of high-energy neutrinos. The most optimistic scenario assumes the dominance of CR protons at ultra-high energies (UHE) that rapidly interact with the cosmic microwave background above the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin (GZK) cutoff. The GZK neutrino prediction of this scenario is testable with present and near-future neutrino observatories. On the other hand, if heavy nuclei dominate the UHE CR spectrum the predictions of GZK neutrinos become smaller by orders of magntiude. I will review the predictions of different UHE CR models and summarize the present status of the GZK neutrino searches.

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Markus Ahlers (Univ. of Wisconsin)

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