SEMINAR October 30, 15 h.
Potential for Cosmic Neutrino Detection from Space Based Cosmic Ray Observatories: with specific application to the JEM-EUSO mission.
Dr. B. Vlcek.
Univ. Wisconsin/Milwaukee, USA
Postdoctoral Stay @ UAH
In November of 2013 IceCube was able to make a measurement of an excess flux of neutrinos in an energy range that fits the astrophysical neutrinos hypothesis, creating the first steps to opening the window to neutrino astronomy. We would like to access the ability of space based ultra high energy cosmic ray observatories to view neutrinos of an astrophysical nature. Here we outline the required calculations and methods to simulate the neutrino, air shower and detection chain. We calculate an order of magnitude estimate of an annual event rate for JEM-EUSO. Integration with the IceCube best fit astrophysical flux rate, we find an event rate of 9.28 events/year for a EUSO like device from tau neutrinos. We also outline what we consider to be the steps to complete a fully comprehensive simulation to evaluate the ability of JEM-EUSO to do neutrino astronomy.