Presentation Title

IceCube Anisotropy

Presenter Information

Andrew MoyFollow

Major

Physics

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

We are using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory to detect cosmic rays from the southern hemisphere. Through nine years of cosmic ray data at full potential we have recorded higher energy events more frequently and more reliably than any other experiment in either hemisphere. The higher energies recorded coincides with a significant structure change in the arrival directions of these cosmic rays compared to lower energy events. We are able to visualize the anisotropy of this energy dependency through the creation of skymaps and show the anisotropy in equatorial coordinates by fitting 1D graphs to harmonic equations. By studying the energy dependency of our data with the creation of these maps throughout the nine years, we will be able to determine the anisotropy within the southern hemisphere.

Community Partners

IceCube Neutrino Observatory

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Abbasi, Ph.D., Department of Physics

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IceCube Anisotropy

We are using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory to detect cosmic rays from the southern hemisphere. Through nine years of cosmic ray data at full potential we have recorded higher energy events more frequently and more reliably than any other experiment in either hemisphere. The higher energies recorded coincides with a significant structure change in the arrival directions of these cosmic rays compared to lower energy events. We are able to visualize the anisotropy of this energy dependency through the creation of skymaps and show the anisotropy in equatorial coordinates by fitting 1D graphs to harmonic equations. By studying the energy dependency of our data with the creation of these maps throughout the nine years, we will be able to determine the anisotropy within the southern hemisphere.