31 January 2022 to 3 February 2022
Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Wilmington South
US/Eastern timezone

Cosmic ray mass composition study using a Random Forest applied to data from the IceAct telescopes

1 Feb 2022, 15:00
Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Wilmington South

Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Wilmington South

Talks and breaks will be in the hotel. Dinner (Wednesday evening): Gelato Restaurant, Main Street Everything is in Newark DE (= Delaware; do not go to any other Newark elsewhere).
Talk Tuesday


Larissa Paul (Marquette University)


The IceAct telescopes are prototype Imaging Air Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs) situated at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the geographic South Pole. The IceAct telescopes measure the electromagnetic air shower component of cosmic rays in the atmosphere, which is complementary to the muonic component measured by the IceCube in-ice detector and the particle footprint measured at the surface by IceTop. For this Monte Carlo study a random forest is used to analyze the mass composition of the cosmic rays spectrum using the three independent measurements of the cosmic ray air showers provided by the different detector components.

Type of Contribution talk

Primary authors

Larissa Paul (Marquette University) Karen Andeen (Marquette University) Matthias Plum (Marquette University)


Thomas Bretz (RWTH Aachen University) John Hewitt (University of North Florida) Adrian Zink (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen) The IceCube Collaboration

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