Analysis of early data taken with the KM3NeT/ORCA neutrino telescope

Stage numéro : M2-2021-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 - 04 91 82 72 49 -

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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. KM3NeT/ORCA is optimised for the detection of atmospheric neutrinos with energies of 3-100 GeV and will allow precision studies of neutrino properties. The first ORCA detection lines have been deployed in 2019. Currently the detector takes data with 6 of them.

During this internship at the Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, the student will analyse the data taken in 2019 and 2020. The goal of the internship is to calibrate the data, monitor their quality and stability and to understand the different components of the data sample. The contributions from bioluminescence, radioactivity, cosmic ray showers and neutrinos should be separated and confronted with expectations.