Detection of atmospheric neutrinos with early KM3NeT/ORCA data

Stage numéro : M2-1819-KM-01
Laboratoire :Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille Case 902
 163 avenue de Luminy - 13288 Marseille Cedex 9
Directeur :Cristinel Diaconu - -
Correspondant :William Gillard - -
Groupe d'accueil :KM3NeT
Chef de groupe :Vincent Bertin - -
Responsable de stage :Jürgen Brunner - 0491827249 -

Thématique : Physique des particules

KM3NeT/ORCA (Oscillation Research with Cosmics in the Abyss) is a deep sea neutrino telescope currently under construction at a depth of 2500m in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Toulon. ORCA is optimised for the detection of low energy (3-100 GeV) atmospheric neutrinos and will allow precision studies of neutrino properties. The first ORCA detection strings will be deployed late 2018 and early 2019.

During this intern-ship, at the Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, the student will actively participate in the data taking of the ORCA detector and analyse those data. The goal of the intern-ship is to extract a clean signal of upgoing atmospheric neutrinos, based on the data sample of the first few months.