4-6 May 2015
Union South
US/Central timezone

Atmospheric neutrinos from perturbative charm production and decay

5 May 2015, 14:00
Landmark, 3rd Floor (Union South)

Landmark, 3rd Floor

Union South

1308 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706
Cosmic Rays (Theory / Experiment) Cosmic Rays


Prof. Mary Hall Reno (University of Iowa)


The high energy atmospheric neutrino flux is dominated by charm production by cosmic ray interactions in the atmosphere, followed by their prompt decays. Using next-to-leading order QCD and several cosmic ray flux parameterizations, the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux is discussed, along with uncertainties associated with the perturbative evaluation.

Primary authors

Prof. Anna Stasto (Pennsylvania State University) Dr Atri Bhattacharya (University of Arizona) Prof. Ina Sarcevic (University of Arizona) Prof. Mary Hall Reno (University of Iowa) Prof. Rikard Enberg (University of Uppsala)

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