KM3NeT: Status and perspectives for neutrino astronomy from the MeV to the PeV

30 Aug 2021, 17:10
Talk in parallel session Neutrino physics and astrophysics Discussion Panel Neutrinos 2


Silvia Celli (Sapienza Università di Roma)


KM3NeT is a multi-purpose neutrino observatory currently being deployed at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of two detectors: ORCA and ARCA (for Oscillation and Astroparticle Research with Cosmics in the Abyss). ARCA will instrument 1 Gton of seawater, with the primary goal of detecting cosmic neutrinos with energies between several tens of GeV and PeV. Due to its position in the Northern Hemisphere, ARCA will provide an optimal view of the Southern sky including the Galactic Center. This month, a major step has be taken in the construction of ARCA, bringing the total number of detection lines from one to six. ORCA, also currently running in a 6-line configuration, is a smaller (~ few Mtons) and denser array, optimized for the detection of atmospheric neutrinos in the 1 - 100 GeV. It can also study low-energy neutrino astronomy, such as MeV-scale core-collapse supernova.

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Silvia Celli (Sapienza Università di Roma)

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