8-10 May 2017
Discovery Building
US/Central timezone

Muon Energy Reconstruction Methods for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory

9 May 2017, 17:00
Orchard View (Discovery Building)

Orchard View

Discovery Building

330 N. Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53706
Neutrino Astronomy - Convenor: Gisela Anton, FAU / ECAP Neutrino Astronomy


Sally Robertson (o=adelaide,ou=Institutions,dc=icecube,dc=wisc,dc=edu)


The IceCube neutrino observatory relies on the ability to reconstruct the energies of muon events for a wide range of analyses, including all astrophysical diffuse analyses. Current methods use the mean energy loss rate of the events with good results found after effectively truncating the largest losses. Here we discuss a new energy reconstruction method which uses topological information of the muon track. The method uses a maximum likelihood that interprets the full pattern of reconstructed energy losses from each muon track to obtain a best estimate of the muon energy as the event entered the detector. In this talk the topological method will be compared to previous reconstruction methods via simulated muon event studies, and we also will discuss possible improvements.

Primary author

Sally Robertson (o=adelaide,ou=Institutions,dc=icecube,dc=wisc,dc=edu)


Dr Gary Hill (o=adelaide,ou=Institutions,dc=icecube,dc=wisc,dc=edu)

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