Neutrinos

The CPPM Neutrinos Astroparticle team is heavily involved in the ANTARES and KM3NeT neutrino telescopes deployed in the abyss of the Mediterranean Sea, used for cosmic neutrino research and fundamental neutrino properties studies.

As part of its research of high-energy neutrinos coming from transient astrophysical sources, the team is also participating in the development of the COLIBRI robotic telescope, associated with the future SVOM space detector.

The team also searches for new physics with the SuperNEMO experiment. This is realized through the study of a very rare radioactive decay, the double desintegration beta without neutrino (ββ)0ν (\beta \beta)_{0 \nu} .

Integration of a line of the ANTARES detector © Coll. ANTARES, CPPM
Deployment of a KM3NeT/ORCA detection line, © CNRS Images
Node of the submarine infrastructure MEUST-NUMerEnv, © Ifremer
Robotic telescope COLIBRI. © Astelco
Sketch of the SuperNEMO modular detector

Researchers and Research professors

Engineers and Technicians

Post-doctoral fellows

PHD students

Thèses commencées en 2017
Sujet : Development of multi-messenger real-time analysis for the KM3NeT neutrino telescope
PhD supervisor: José Busto
Co-supervisor: Damien Dornic
Sujet : Study of radioactive background induced by the presence of radon daughters in the demonstrator module of SuperNEMO experiment
PhD supervisor: José Busto
Thèses commencées en 2016
Sujet : Recherche indirecte de Matière Noire en direction du Soleil avec des neutrinos
PhD supervisor: Paschal Coyle
Co-supervisors: Vincent Bertin , Emmanuel Nezri
Sujet : Reconstruction of neutrino-electron events and a search for sterile neutrinos with the ORCA detector
PhD supervisor: Paschal Coyle
Co-supervisor: Mateo Anghinolfi
Voir les thèses précédentes (23)

Publications Astronomie neutrino

Articles

2019: 4 articles

  • Model-independent search for neutrino sources with the ANTARES neutrino telescope, A. Albert et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, Astropart. Phys. 114 (2019) 35-47
  • Search for Multi-messenger Sources of Gravitational Waves and High-energy Neutrinos with Advanced LIGO during its first Observing Run, ANTARES and IceCube, A. Albert et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, IceCube Collaboration, LIGO Collaboration, VIRGO Collaboration, Astrophys. J 870 (2019) 134
  • Measuring the atmospheric neutrino oscillation parameters and constraining the 3+1 neutrino model with ten years of ANTARES data, A. Albert et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, J. High Energy Phys. 1906 (2019) 113
  • Sensitivity of the KM3NeT/ARCA neutrino telescope to point-like neutrino sources, S. Aiello et al. , KM3NeT Collaboration, Astropart. Phys. 111 (2019) 100-110

2018: 11 articles

  • All-flavor Search for a Diffuse Flux of Cosmic Neutrinos with Nine Years of ANTARES Data, A. Albert et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, Astrophys. J 853 (2018) L7
  • The SUrvey for Pulsars and Extragalactic Radio Bursts II: New FRB discoveries and their follow-up, S. Bhandari et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc 475 (2018) 1427–1446
  • Long-term monitoring of the ANTARES optical module efficiencies using 40K^{40}\mathrm{K} decays in sea water, A. Albert et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, Eur. Phys. J. C 78 (2018) 669
  • Characterisation of the Hamamatsu photomultipliers for the KM3NeT Neutrino Telescope, S. Aiello et al. , KM3NeT Collaboration, J. Instrum 13 (2018) P05035
  • Final results on 82Se^{82}{Se} double beta decay to the ground state of 82Kr^{82}{Kr} from the NEMO-3 experiment, R. Arnold et al. , Eur. Phys. J. C 78 (2018) 821
  • The Search for Neutrinos from TXS 0506+056 with the ANTARES Telescope, A. Albert et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, Astrophys. J 863 (2018) L30
  • A jet model for the fast IR variability of the black hole X-ray binary GX 339-4, J. Malzac et al. , Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc 480 (2018) 2054–2071
  • A jet model for the fast IR variability of the black hole X-ray binary GX 339-4, J. Malzac et al. , Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc 480 (2018) 2054-2071
  • The cosmic ray shadow of the Moon observed with the ANTARES neutrino telescope, A. Albert et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, Eur. Phys. J. C 78 (2018) 1006
  • Joint Constraints on Galactic Diffuse Neutrino Emission from the ANTARES and IceCube Neutrino Telescopes, A. Albert et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, IceCube Collaboration, Astrophys. J. Lett 868 (2018) L20
  • Search for high-energy neutrinos coincident with Fast Radio Bursts with the ANTARES neutrino telescope, A. Albert et al. , ANTARES Collaboration, Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc 482 (2018) 184-193

Conference proceedings

2019: 7 conference proceedings

  • The KM3NeT Neutrino Telescope and the potential of a neutrino beam from Russia to the Mediterranean Sea, D. Zaborov , indéfini, 18th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics (2019) 53-60, Moscow, Russia, 24-30 Aug 2017
  • Core-Collapse Supernova neutrino detection prospects with the KM3NeT neutrino telescopes., M. C. Molla, M. Lincetto , EPJ Web Conf., 209, 7th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physic (2019) 01009, Rome, Italy, 4-7 Sep 2018
  • Atmospheric neutrino oscillations with ANTARES, J. Brunner , PoS NOW2018, 2018, Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (2019) 008, Ostuni, Italy, 9-16 Sep 2018
  • Core-Collapse Supernova neutrino detection with KM3NeT, M. C. Molla, M. Lincetto , EPJ Web Conf., 207, 8th Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope Workshop (2019) 05007, Dubna, Russia, 2-4 Oct 2018
  • Particle Physics with ORCA, A. Domi , S. Bourret, L. Quinn , EPJ Web Conf., 207, 8th Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope Workshop (2019) 04003, Dubna, Russia, 2-4 Oct 2018
  • Status of the KM3NeT Mediterranean Sea neutrino telescope, P. Coyle , EPJ Web Conf., 207, 8th Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope Workshop (2019) 01004, Dubna, Russia, 2-4 Oct 2018
  • The Physics Potential of a Neutrino Beam from Protvino to KM3NeT/ORCA, J. Brunner , EPJ Web Conf., 207, 8th Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope Workshop (2019) 04001, Dubna, Russia, 2-4 Oct 2018

2018: 10 conference proceedings

  • KM3NeT - ORCA, J. Brunner , PoS, NEUTEL2017, 17th International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes (2018) 057, Venice, Italy, 13-17 Mar 2017
  • Monitoring of the ANTARES optical module efficiencies using 40^{40} K decays in sea water, I. Salvadori , V. Kulikovskiy , PoS, ICRC2017, 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (2018) 1058, Busan, Korea, 12-20 Jul 2017
  • Multi-messenger real-time follow-up of transient events with ANTARES neutrino telescope, D. Dornic , A. Coleiro, PoS, ICRC2017, 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (2018) 984, Busan, Korea, 12-20 Jul 2017
  • Sensitivity of the ANTARES neutrino telescope to atmospheric neutrino oscillation parameters, I. Salvadori , PoS, ICRC2017, 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (2018) 1026, Busan, Korea, 12-20 Jul 2017
  • Time-dependent search of neutrino emission from bright gamma-ray flaring blazars with the ANTARES telescope, A. Sanchez Losa, D. Dornic , PoS, ICRC2017, 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (2018) 970, Busan, Korea, 12-20 Jul 2017
  • Time-dependent search of neutrino emission from X-ray and gamma-ray binaries with the ANTARES telescope, A. Sanchez Losa, D. Dornic , A. Coleiro, PoS, ICRC2017, 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (2018) 971, Busan, Korea, 12-20 Jul 2017
  • Search for neutrinos from Fast Radio Bursts with ANTARES, D. Turpin , D. Dornic , A. Coleiro, M. Sanguineti, PoS, ICRC2017, 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (2018) 989, Busan, Korea, 12-20 Jul 2017
  • Multi-wavelength follow-up observations of ANTARES neutrino alerts, D. Dornic , D. Turpin, M. Ageron , V. Bertin , J. Brunner , A. Mathieu , F. Schüssler, B. Vallage, S. Basa, PoS, ICRC2017, 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (2018) 985, Busan, Korea, 12-20 Jul 2017
  • The KM3NeT neutrino telescope and the potential of a neutrino beam from Russia to the Mediterranean Sea, D. Zaborov , indéfini, XVIII Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics (2018), Moscow, Russia, 24 Aug - 30 Aug 2017
  • End-to-end simulations for COLIBRI, ground follow-up telescope for the SVOM mission, D. Corre, S. Basa, A. Klotz, A. M. Watson, M. Ageron , P. Ambert, F. Ángeles, J.-L. Atteia, P. Blanc, O. Boulade, J. Boy, E. Cadena, B. Cordier, S. Cuevas Cardona, F. Dolon, D. Dornic , D. Dubreuil, A. Farah, L. Figueroa, J. Floriot, J. Fuentes-Fernández, P. Gallais, E. Jiménez-Bailón, R. Langarica Lebre, J.-F. Le Borgne, W. H. Lee, A. Le Van Suu, M. Marcos, R. Mathon, C. Meessen , J. Ochoa, E. Pallier, J. Platzer, F. Quirós, S. Ronayette, D. Turpin, H. Valentin, S. Vergani, Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 10705, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2018 (2018) 10705, Austin, United States, 10-15 Jun 2018

Talks

2019: 5 talks

  • KM3NeT science and multi-messenger synergies, D. Dornic , The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (ASTERICS Symposium), Groningen, Netherlands, 25-29 Mar 2019
  • Multi-messenger real-time analysis framework of the KM3NeTneutrino telescope, D. Dornic , The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (ASTERICS Symposium), Groningen, Netherlands, 25-29 Mar 2019
  • Supernova detection and real-time alerts with the KM3NeT neutrino telescope, M. Lincetto , The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (ASTERICS Symposium), Groningen, Netherlands, 25-29 Mar 2019
  • Multi-messenger real-time analysis framework of the ANTARES/KM3NeTneutrino telescope, D. Dornic , First workshop of the Mexican-French LIA ERIDANUS, Toulouse, France, 3-6 Jun 2019
  • First real-time results and CCSN alert triggering with the KM3NeT neutrino telescopes, M. Lincetto , SNEWS 2.0: Supernova Neutrinos in the Multi-Messenger Era, Sudbury, Canada, 14-17 Jun 2019

2018: 21 talks

  • The SVOM mission, D. Dornic , Journées LSST-France, Marseille, France, 16-18 Jan 2018
  • KM3NeT and ORCA, P. Coyle , JINR Day in France, Paris, France, 15 Feb 2018
  • Vers une astronomie neutrino avec IceCube+ANTARES+KM3NeT, D. Dornic , Atelier de la communauté française de recherche sur le rayonnement cosmique [CFRCos], Paris, France, 26-28 Mar 2018
  • Status and physics prospect of ORCA/KM3NeT, J. Brunner , 11th FCPPL Workshop, Marseille, France, 22-25 Mai 2018
  • ANTARES and KM3NeT, P. Coyle , 20th International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions, Nagoya, Japan, 21-25 Mai 2018
  • Towards neurtino astronomy with IceCube+ANTARES+KM3NeT, V. Bertin , 11th FCPPL Workshop, Marseille, France, 22-25 Mai 2018
  • KM3NeT: Neutrino oscillation and astroparticle research in the Mediterranean sea, D. Zaborov , Quarks 2018 - XXth International Seminar on High Energy Physics, Valday, Russia, 27 May - 02 Jun 2018
  • Status and physics prospect of ORCA/KM3NeT, J. Brunner , Advanced Workshop on Physics of Atmospheric Neutrinos - PANE 2018, Trieste, Italy, 28 May - 01 Jun 2018
  • Concluding remarks of PANE 2018 workshop, P. Coyle , Advanced Workshop on Physics of Atmospheric Neutrinos - PANE 2018, Trieste, Italy, 28 May - 01 Jun 2018
  • Neutrino astronomy : alerts and brokers, D. Dornic , Transient Sky 2020 National Workshop - 2nd Edition, Montpellier, France, 04-06 Jun 2018
  • Indirect search for Dark Matter with the ANTARES and KM3NeT deep sea neutrino telescopes, V. Bertin , The 14th international workshop on Dark Side of the Universe (DSU 2018), Annecy, France, 25-29 Jun 2018
  • Neutrino physics with KM3NeT/ORCA, D. Zaborov , NuFact 2018, 20th workshop on neutrinos from accelerators, Blacksburg, United States, 12-18 Aug 2018
  • Multi-messenger analysis with the ANTARES neutrino telescope, D. Dornic , 14th Rencontres of Vietnam: Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, 12-18 Aug 2018
  • KM3NeT/ORCA: Perspectives and multi-search potential of an underwater neutrino telescope, A. Domi , 14th Rencontres of Vietnam: Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, 12-18 Aug 2018
  • Testing simple dark matter phase space prediction methods on cosmological dynamic simulations of Miky-Way-like galaxies, A. Nuñez , T. Lacroix, J. Lavalle, P. Mollitor, E. Nezri, M. Stref, 2018 TeV Particles Astrophysics (TeVPA 2018), Berlin, Germany, 27-31 Aug 2018
  • Neutrino oscillations with ANTARES, J. Brunner , Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (NOW 2018), Ostuni, Italy, 9-16 Sep 2018
  • Des fonds marins à l'Univers lointain : un positionnement acoustique de précision pour d'une nouvelle astronomie !, V. Bertin , 12e Conférence technique interne iXblue (iXtech18), St-Germain-e-Laye, France, 27-28 Sep 2018
  • Particle Physics with ORCA, A. Domi , Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescopes (VLVnT 2018), Dubna, Russia, 2-4 Oct 2018
  • KM3NeT status, P. Coyle , Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescopes (VLVnT 2018), Dubna, Russia, 2-4 Oct 2018
  • A neutrino detector in the Mediterranean Sea as target for a neutrino beam, J. Brunner , Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescopes (VLVnT 2018), Dubna, Russia, 2-4 Oct 2018
  • Astrophysical uncertainties on Dark Matter Capture by the Sun and the connection with cosmological Simulations, A. Nuñez , 2nd GNN Workshop on Indirect Dark Matter Searches with Neutrino Telescopes (Dark Ghosts 2018), Bruxelles, Belgium, 13-14 Nov 2018

Posters

2018: 6 posters

  • Constraining the atmospheric neutrino oscillation parameters and the 3+1 sterile neutrino model with the ANTARES neutrino telescope, I. Salvadori , XXVIII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2018), Heidelberg, Germany, 04-09 Jun 2018
  • Search for a high-energy neutrino signal from Fast Radio Bursts with the ANTARES telescope, D. Turpin , D. Dornic , A. Coleiro, M. Lincetto , XXVIII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2018), Heidelberg, Germany, 04-09 Jun 2018
  • Multi-messenger real-time analyses of transient events with the ANTARES neutrino telescope, A. Coleiro, D. Dornic , J. Brunner , F. Schüssler, V. Bertin , M. Ageron , B. Vallage, XXVIII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2018), Heidelberg, Germany, 04-09 Jun 2018
  • Detection of MeV supernova neutrinos with the KM3NeT neutrino telescope, M. Lincetto , M. Colomer Molla, XXVIII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2018), Heidelberg, Germany, 04-09 Jun 2018
  • Sensitivity of ORCA to the neutrino mass ordering and oscillation parameters, S. Bourret, L. Quinn , XXVIII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2018), Heidelberg, Germany, 04-09 Jun 2018
  • The physics potential of a neutrino beam from Protvino to ORCA, J. Brunner , D. Zaborov , XXVIII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2018), Heidelberg, Germany, 04-09 Jun 2018

Report

2018: 1 report

  • Observation of atmospheric neutrinos with ORCA DU-2, D. Zaborov et al. , KM3NeT Collaboration, KM3NeT_ORCA_2018_001

Mémoires

2018: 2 mémoires

  • Study of atmospheric neutrino oscillations with the ANTARES neutrino telescope, I. Salvadori, Aix-Marseille Université, 09 Oct 2018
  • Determing the Neutrino Mass Hierarchy with KM3NeT/ORCA, L. Quinn, Aix-Marseille Université, 09 Nov 2018


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Publications SuperNEMO

Articles

2017: 2 articles

  • The BiPo-3 detector for the measurement of ultra low natural radioactivities of thin materials, A. S. Barabash et al. , J. Instrum 12 (2017) P06002
  • Calorimeter development for the SuperNEMO double beta decay experiment, A. S. Barabash et al. , NEMO-3 Collaboration, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 868 (2017) 98-108

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The ANTARES detector is the largest neutrino telescope in the Northern Hemisphere and the only one built in a marine environment. In operation since 2006, it is installed by 2500 m depth in the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Toulon (France).

The main goal of ANTARES is the search for cosmic neutrinos coming from the violent phenomena of the Universe. The ANTARES underwater infrastructure also constitutes a real multidisciplinary platform for experimentation enabling numerous studies in the fields of Marine, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Integration of a line of the ANTARES detector © Coll. ANTARES, CPPM
Deployment of a ANTARES detector line © Lorette Fabre/CEA Collaboration ANTARES

At CPPM, the team plays a leading role in the operation of this detector and data analysis. In particular, it is heavily involved in:

  • searches for cosmic neutrinos from transient or variable sources ;
  • multi-messenger analyses of astrophysical sources ;
  • the indirect search for Dark Matter towards the Sun and the galactic centre ;
  • measurement of neutrino oscillation parameters and constraints on sterile neutrino models.

The CPPM team is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the detector and its control room, as the laboratory hosting the experiment. It is also heavily involved in the calibration and the Collaboration governance.

The KM3NeT detector is a second generation neutrino telescope installed in the abyss of the Mediterranean Sea, designed based on the return of experience of the ANTARES detector.

A first version of detector, called ARCA, installed off Sicily, is dedicated to the search for high energy neutrinos from cataclysms of the Universe such as supernovæ or the formation and evolution of black holes. A second detector, called ORCA, is under construction off Toulon. It will allow a determination of the mass hierarchy of neutrinos, by precisely studying the flux of atmospheric neutrinos crossing the Earth. The MEUST-NUMerEnv underwater infrastructure of the ORCA detector also constitutes a multidisciplinary experimental platform hosting numerous studies in the fields of Marine, Earth and Environmental Sciences within the framework of the EMSO seabed observatory.

This project is financed with the support of the European Union with the European Regional Development Fund.

Scheme of the KM3NeT detector. © KM3NeT Collaboration
Optical Module of the KM3NeT detector. © KM3NeT Collaboration
Deployment of a KM3NeT/ORCA detection line, © CNRS Images
Node of the submarine infrastructure MEUST-NUMerEnv, © Ifremer

At CPPM, the team plays a leading role in the design, construction and operation of the KM3NeT-ORCA detector and KM3NeT data analyses. In particular, it is heavily involved in:

  • the determination of the mass hierarchy of neutrinos ;
  • multi-messenger analyses of astrophysical sources ;
  • searches for cosmic neutrinos from transient or variable sources ;
  • the indirect search for Dark Matter.

The CPPM team is also responsible for the construction and operation of the KM3NeT-ORCA detector, as well as the MEUST-NUMerEnv underwater infrastructure, and of the control room, as host laboratory of the French KM3NeT site. It is also heavily involved in the governance of the KM3NeT Collaboration.

The space mission SVOM (Space based multi-band astronomical Variable Objects Monitor) is a Sino-French project dedicated to the detection and study of gamma-ray bursts whose launch is planned for the end of 2021. The duration of operation is planned for 3 years with a 2-year extension.

Fortuitously discovered in the 1970s, gamma-ray bursts are intense flashes of high-energy photons whose origin seems to be linked to the explosion of hyper massive stars or the fusion of two neutron stars. These bursts are the brightest phenomena ever observed since the Big Bang. These sources could also be at the origin of cosmic rays of very high energy. As a result, they are also the most favourable candidates as counterparts for high energy neutrinos. This synergy with neutrinos is one of the strong themes of the CPPM’s KM3NeT team. Research conducted with SVOM will provide additional information to the information collected by ANTARES and KM3NeT.

Artist view of the SVOM satellite . © CNES
Robotic telescope COLIBRI. © Astelco

The CPPM team is involved in the construction and operation of the COLIBRI robotic telescope that will be installed in San Pedro Martir, Mexico and dedicated to optical and infrared monitoring of SVOM satellite alerts. The CPPM is mainly involved in the telescope software, in particular on the development of the instrument's instrumental centre and all the analysis tools of visible and near infrared images.

The SuperNEMO detector is a modular tracko-calorimetric detector, allowing to study the kinematics of the double bêta disintegration (simultaneous emission of two electrons coming from the same nucleus and whose sum energy is fixed). For that, the SuperNEMO detector, is constituted by a central module, source ββ\beta \beta surrounded by two tracking modules where the trajectory of the two electrons is reconstructed and finally two modules of plastic scintillators for the calculation of the energy of the electrons.

SuperNEMO est un détecteur modulaire
Calorimètre
Trackeur

The SuperNEMO project is part of experiments to discover the nature of neutrino and thus determine whether or not it is identical to its antiparticle. This research, which explores a new physics beyond the Standard Model, is realized through the study of a very rare radioactive decay, the double disintegration bêta without Neutrino (ββ)0ν (\beta \beta)_{0 \nu} . Beyond the study of the Dirac or Majorana nature of neutrino, the (ββ)0ν (\beta \beta)_{0 \nu} allows us to characterize the mass hierarchy of neutrinos and explore several fundamental aspects related to the non conservation of lepton numbers.

Responsabilités de l’équipe :

During the SuperNEMO construction phase the CPPM team works on the following tasks:

  • Purification of tracer gas to keep radon concentration below 150 µBq/m3 ;
  • Reconditioning and circulation of tracker gas ;
  • Study of SuperNEMO background noise using gamma tracking.

Photons

CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) is a global initiative to build the world’s largest and most sensitive high-energy gamma-ray observatory. It will be constitued by more than 100 Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) of three different types (Large, Medium and Small Sized Telescopes) located both in the northern and southern hemispheres. CTA will detect high-energy radiation with unprecedented accuracy and approximately 10 times better sensitivity than current IACT instruments such as HESS.

A CTA telescope prototype (Credit Consortium CTA)
This image illustrates what the array in the southern hemisphere might look like. CTA will use more than 100 telescopes located in both the northern and southern hemispheres giving it a collection area that exceeds one million square metres. CTA’s three classes of telescope will provide broad energy coverage from billions to trillions the energy of visible light (30 GeV to 300 TeV). (Credit: G/ Pérez, IAC, SMM)

CTA will transform our understanding of the high-energy Universe by addressing three major study themes: understanding the origin and role of relativistic cosmic particles, probing extreme environments such as black holes and exploring the frontiers of physics searching for dark matter and deviations from Einstein’s theory of special relativity.

The CPPM participates both to CTA and to HESS and has responsabilities in the following domains:

  • Acquisition system for the Large and Medium Sized Telescopes (NectarCAM and LSTCAM)
  • Monte Carlo Simulation and verification
  • Evaluation of CTA potentiality in detecting galactic cosmic ray sources
  • Galactic target of opportunity program in HESS
  • Chair of The Speakers and Publications Office (SAPO) of CTA

Researchers and Research professors

Engineers and Technicians

Post-doctoral fellows

PhD students

Thèse commencée en 2018
Sujet : Estimation of CTA potentiality in the search of galactic cosmic ray accelerators
PhD supervisor: Franca Cassol
Co-supervisor: Heide Costantini

Publications Astronomie gamma

Articles

2019: 4 articles

  • VHE γ\gamma -ray discovery and multi-wavelength study of the blazar 1ES 2322-409, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc 482 (2019) 3011-3022
  • Particle Transport within the Pulsar Wind Nebula HESS J1825-137, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 621 (2019) A116
  • The 2014 TeV γ\gamma -Ray Flare of Mrk 501 Seen with H.E.S.S.: Temporal and Spectral Constraints on Lorentz Invariance Violation, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astrophys. J 870 (2019) 93
  • Monte Carlo studies for the optimisation of the Cherenkov Telescope Array layout, A. Acharyya et al. , Astropart. Phys. 111 (2019) 35-53

2018: 23 articles

  • Detailed spectral and morphological analysis of the shell type SNR RCW 86, A. Abramowski et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A4
  • Extended VHE γ\gamma -ray emission towards SGR1806-20, LBV1806-20, and stellar cluster Cl*1806-20, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A11
  • A search for very high-energy flares from the microquasars GRS 1915+105, Circinus X-1, and V4641 Sgr using contemporaneous H.E.S.S. and RXTE observations, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A10
  • The supernova remnant W49B as seen with H.E.S.S. and Fermi-LAT, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS and FERMI-LAT Collaborations, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A5
  • H.E.S.S. observations of RX J1713.7-3946 with improved angular and spectral resolution; evidence for gamma-ray emission extending beyond the X-ray emitting shell, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A6
  • Deeper H.E.S.S. Observations of Vela Junior (RX J0852.0-4622): Morphology Studies and Resolved Spectroscopy, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A7
  • The population of TeV pulsar wind nebulae in the H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane Survey, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A2
  • Systematic search for very-high-energy gamma-ray emission from bow shocks of runaway stars, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A12
  • Characterising the VHE diffuse emission in the central 200 parsecs of our Galaxy with H.E.S.S, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A9
  • Constraints on particle acceleration in SS433/W50 from MAGIC and H.E.S.S. observations, M. L. Ahnen et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A14
  • HESS J1741-302: a hidden accelerator in the Galactic plane, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A13
  • A search for new supernova remnant shells in the Galactic plane with H.E.S.S., H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A8
  • Detection of variable VHE γ\gamma -ray emission from the extra-galactic γ\gamma -ray binary LMC P3, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 610 (2018) L17
  • Population study of Galactic supernova remnants at very high γ-ray energies with H.E.S.S., H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A3
  • H.E.S.S. discovery of very high energy γ\gamma -ray emission from PKS 0625−354, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc 476 (2018) 4187-4198
  • The H.E.S.S. Galactic plane survey, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 612 (2018) A1
  • Search for γ\gamma -Ray Line Signals from Dark Matter Annihilations in the Inner Galactic Halo from 10 Years of Observations with H.E.S.S., H. Abdallah et al. , HESS Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett 120 (2018) 201101
  • The starburst galaxy NGC 253 revisited by H.E.S.S. and Fermi-LAT, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 617 (2018) A73
  • Characterisation and testing of CHEC-M—A camera prototype for the small-sized telescopes of the Cherenkov telescope array, J. Zorn et al. , Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 904 (2018) 44-63
  • The γ\gamma -ray spectrum of the core of Centaurus A as observed with H.E.S.S. and Fermi-LAT, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS and FERMI-LAT Collaborations, Astron. Astrophys. 619 (2018) A71
  • Multimessenger observations of a flaring blazar coincident with high-energy neutrino IceCube-170922A, M. G. Aartsen et al. , IceCube, Fermi-LAT, MAGIC, AGILE, ASAS-SN, HAWC, HESS, INTEGRAL, Kanata, Kiso, Kapteyn, Liverpool TelescopeSubaru, Swift NuSTAR, VERITAS, VLA/17B-403 Collaborations, Science 361 (2018) eaat1378
  • First Ground-based Measurement of Sub-20 GeV to 100 GeV γ\gamma -rays from the Vela Pulsar with H.E.S.S. II, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 620 (2018) A66
  • Searches for gamma-ray lines and 'pure WIMP' spectra from Dark Matter annihilations in dwarf galaxies with H.E.S.S, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, J. Cosmol. Astropart. P 1811 (2018) 037

2017: 7 articles

  • Characterizing the gamma-ray long-term variability of PKS 2155-304 with H.E.S.S. and Fermi-LAT, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 598 (2017) A39
  • First limits on the very-high energy gamma-ray afterglow emission of a fast radio burst: H.E.S.S. observations of FRB 150418, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astron. Astrophys. 597 (2017) A115
  • Gamma-ray blazar spectra with H.E.S.S. II mono analysis: the case of PKS 2155-304 and PG 1553+113, F. Aharonian et al. , Astron. Astrophys. 600 (2017) A89
  • Prospects for Cherenkov Telescope Array Observations of the Young Supernova Remnant RX J1713.7−3946, F. Acero et al. , CTA Consortium Collaboration, Astrophys. J 840 (2017) 74
  • A polarized fast radio burst at low Galactic latitude, E. Petroff et al. , HESS Collaboration, Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc 469 (2017) 4465-4482
  • Measurement of the EBL spectral energy distribution using the VHE gamma-ray spectra of H.E.S.S. blazars, H. Abdalla et al. , Astron. Astrophys. 606 (2017) A59
  • TeV gamma-ray observations of the binary neutron star merger GW170817 with H.E.S.S, H. Abdalla et al. , HESS Collaboration, Astrophys. J. Lett 850 (2017) L22

Conference proceedings

2018: 1 conference proceeding

  • Searching for PeVatrons in the CTA Galactic Plane Survey, C. Trichard , PoS ICRC2017, 2017, 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (2018) 727, Busan, Korea, 12-20 Jul 2017

2017: 7 conference proceedings

  • Operating performance of the gamma-ray Cherenkov telescope: An end-to-end Schwarzschild–Couder telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array, J.-L. Dournaux, A. De Franco, P. Laporte, R. White, T. Greenshaw, H. Sol, A. Abchiche, D. Allan, J.-P. Amans, T.-P. Armstrong, A. Balzer, D. Berge, C. Boisson, J.-J. Bousquet, A.-M. Brown, M. Bryan, G. Buchholtz, P.-M. Chadwick, H. Costantini , G. Cotter, M. Daniel, F. De Frondat, D. Dumas, J.-P. Ernenwein , G. Fasola, S. Funk, J. Gaudemard, J.-A. Graham, J. Gironnet, O. Hervet, N. Hidaka, J.-A. Hinton, J.-M. Huet, I. Jégouzo, T. Jogler, T. Kawashima, M. Kraus, J.-S. Lapington, J. Lefaucheur, S. Markoff, T. Melse, L. Morhrmann, P. Molnyeux, S.-J. Nolan, A. Okumura, R.-D. Parsons, D. Ross, G. Rowell, Y. Sato, F. Sayède, J. Schmoll, H. Schoorlemmer, M. Servillat, V. Stamatescu, M. Stephan, R. Stuik, J. Sykes, H. Tajima, J. Thornhill, L. Tibaldo, C. Trichard , J. Vink, J. Watson, N. Yamane, A. Zech, A. Zink, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A, 845, 14th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation (2017) 355-358, Vienna, Austria, 15-19 Feb 2016
  • Perspectives with the GCT end-to-end prototype of the small-sized telescope proposed for the Cherenkov telescope array, H. Costantini , J.-L. Dournaux, J.-P. Ernenwein , P. Laporte, H. Sol, AIP Conf. Proc, 1792, 6th International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (2017) 080010, Heidelberg, Germany, 11-15 Jul 2016
  • The Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array, L. Tibaldo, A. Abchiche, D. Allan, J.-P. Amans, T.-P. Armstrong, A. Balzer, D. Berge, C. Boisson, J.-J. Bousquet, A.-M. Brown, M. Bryan, G. Buchholtz, P.-M. Chadwick, H. Costantini , G. Cotter, M.-K. Daniel, A. De Franco, F. De Frondat, J.-L. Dournaux, D. Dumas, J.-P. Ernenwein , G. Fasola, S. Funk, J. Gironnet, J.-A. Graham, T. Greenshaw, O. Hervet, N. Hidaka, J.-A. Hinton, J.-M. Huet, D. Jankowsky, I. Jegouzo, T. Jogler, M. Kraus, J.-S. Lapington, P. Laporte, J. Lefaucheur, S. Markoff, T. Melse, L. Mohrmann, P. Molyneux, S.-J. Nolan, A. Okumura, J.-P. Osborne, R.-D. Parsons, S. Rosen, D. Ross, G. Rowell, C.-B. Rulten, Y. Sato, F. Sayède, J. Schmoll, H. Schoorlemmer, M. Servillat, H. Sol, V. Stamatescu, M. Stephan, R. Stuik, J. Sykes, H. Tajima, J. Thornhill, C. Trichard , J. Vink, J.-J. Watson, R. White, N. Yamane, A. Zech, A. Zink, J. Zorn, AIP Conf. Proc, 1792, 6th International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (2017) 080004, Heidelberg, Germany, 11-15 Jul 2016
  • Inauguration and First Light of the GCT-M Prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array, J.-J. Watson, A. De Franco, A. Abchiche, D. Allan, J.-P. Amans, T.-P. Armstrong, A. Balzer, D. Berge, C. Boisson, J.-J. Bousquet, A.-M. Brown, M. Bryan, G. Buchholtz, P.-M. Chadwick, H. Costantini , G. Cotter, M.-K. Daniel, F. De Frondat, J.-L. Dournaux, D. Dumas, J.-P. Ernenwein , G. Fasola, S. Funk, J. Gironnet, J.-A. Graham, T. Greenshaw, O. Hervet, N. Hidaka, J.-A. Hinton, J.-M. Huet, I. Jegouzo, T. Jogler, M. Kraus, J.-S. Lapington, P. Laporte, J. Lefaucheur, S. Markoff, T. Melse, L. Mohrmann, P. Molyneux, S.-J. Nolan, A. Okumura, J.-P. Osborne, R.-D. Parsons, S. Rosen, D. Ross, G. Rowell, C.-B. Rulten, Y. Sato, F. Sayéde, J. Schmoll, H. Schoorlemmer, M. Servillat, H. Sol, V. Stamatescu, M. Stephan, R. Stuik, J. Sykes, H. Tajima, J. Thornhill, L. Tibaldo, C. Trichard , J. Vink, R. White, N. Yamane, A. Zech, A. Zink, J. Zorn, AIP Conf. Proc, 1792, 6th International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (2017) 080006, Heidelberg, Germany, 11-15 Jul 2016
  • 40 Gbps data acquisition system for NectarCAM, D. Hoffmann , J. Houles , indéfini, 898, 22nd International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (2017) 032015, San Francisco, Canada, 10-14 Oct 2016
  • Observations of Binary Systems with the H.E.S.S. Telescopes, P. Bordas, G. Dubus, P. Eger, J.-P. Ernenwein , H. Laffon, C. Mariaud, T. Murach, M. De Naurois, C. Romoli, F. Schüssler, R. Zanin, AIP Conf. Proc, 1792, 6th International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (2017) 040017, Heidelberg, Germany, 11-15 Jul 2016
  • Searching for PeVatrons in the CTA Galactic Plane Survey, C. Trichard , PoS, 301, 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017) (2017), Bexco, Busan, South Korea, 10-20 Jui 2017

Talk

2017: 1 talk

  • Searching for PeVatrons in the CTA Galactic Plane Survey, C. Trichard , 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017), Bexco, Busan, South Korea, 10-20 Jui 2017

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  • DAQ activity: The CPPM acquisition was successfully exploited on the first partial prototype of the NectarCAM camera (14 modules of 7 PMTs at the IRFU, Saclay) since December 2016.
  • Monte Carlo activity : Second campaign of observation for SST-GCT in Meudon in March 2017 (first Cherenkov data of a CTA prototype). DATA-MC comparison performed by CPPM
  • DAQ activity: The CPPM Event Builder was successfully adapted and tested on the partial prototype (19 modules of 7 PMTs, at IAC, Tenerife)of the LSTCAM.