Publications


IceCube-Gen2: the window to the extreme Universe

IOP Publishing 48 (2021) 060501-060501

MG Aartsen, R Abbasi, M Ackermann, J Adams, JA Aguilar, M Ahlers, M Ahrens, C Alispach, P Allison, NM Amin, K Andeen, T Anderson, I Ansseau, G Anton, C Argüelles, TC Arlen, J Auffenberg, S Axani, H Bagherpour, X Bai, A Balagopal V, A Barbano, I Bartos, B Bastian, V Basu, V Baum, S Baur, R Bay, JJ Beatty, K-H Becker, JB Tjus, S BenZvi, D Berley, E Bernardini, DZ Besson, G Binder, D Bindig, E Blaufuss, S Blot, C Bohm, M Bohmer, S Böser, O Botner, J Böttcher, E Bourbeau, J Bourbeau, F Bradascio, J Braun, S Bron, J Brostean-Kaiser, A Burgman, RT Burley, J Buscher, RS Busse, M Bustamante, MA Campana, EG Carnie-Bronca, T Carver, C Chen, P Chen, E Cheung, D Chirkin, S Choi, BA Clark, K Clark, L Classen, A Coleman, GH Collin, A Connolly, JM Conrad, P Coppin, P Correa, DF Cowen, R Cross, P Dave, C Deaconu, C De Clercq, JJ DeLaunay, S De Kockere, H Dembinski, K Deoskar, S De Ridder, A Desai, P Desiati, KD de Vries, G de Wasseige, M de With, T DeYoung, S Dharani, A Diaz, JC Díaz-Vélez, H Dujmovic, M Dunkman, MA DuVernois, E Dvorak, T Ehrhardt, P Eller, R Engel, JJ Evans, PA Evenson, S Fahey, K Farrag, AR Fazely, J Felde, AT Fienberg, K Filimonov, C Finley, L Fischer, D Fox, A Franckowiak, E Friedman, A Fritz, TK Gaisser, J Gallagher, E Ganster, D Garcia-Fernandez, S Garrappa, A Gartner, L Gerhard, R Gernhaeuser, A Ghadimi, C Glaser, T Glauch, T Glüsenkamp, A Goldschmidt, JG Gonzalez, S Goswami, D Grant, T Grégoire, Z Griffith, S Griswold, M Gündüz, C Haack, A Hallgren, R Halliday, L Halve, F Halzen, JC Hanson, K Hanson, J Hardin, J Haugen, A Haungs, S Hauser, D Hebecker, D Heinen, P Heix, K Helbing, R Hellauer, F Henningsen, S Hickford, J Hignight, C Hill, GC Hill, KD Hoffman, B Hoffmann, R Hoffmann, T Hoinka, B Hokanson-Fasig, K Holzapfel, K Hoshina, F Huang, M Huber, T Huber, T Huege, K Hughes, K Hultqvist, M Hünnefeld, R Hussain, S In, N Iovine, A Ishihara, M Jansson, GS Japaridze, M Jeong, BJP Jones, F Jonske, R Joppe, O Kalekin, D Kang, W Kang, X Kang, A Kappes, D Kappesser, T Karg, M Karl, A Karle, T Katori, U Katz, M Kauer, A Keivani, M Kellermann, JL Kelley, A Kheirandish, J Kim, K Kin, T Kintscher, J Kiryluk, T Kittler, M Kleifges, SR Klein, R Koirala, H Kolanoski, L Köpke, C Kopper, S Kopper, DJ Koskinen, P Koundal, M Kovacevich, M Kowalski, CB Krauss, K Krings, G Krückl, N Kulacz, N Kurahashi, CL Gualda, R Lahmann, JL Lanfranchi, MJ Larson, U Latif, F Lauber, JP Lazar, K Leonard, A Leszczyńska, Y Li, QR Liu, E Lohfink, J LoSecco, CJL Mariscal, L Lu, F Lucarelli, A Ludwig, J Lünemann, W Luszczak, Y Lyu, WY Ma, J Madsen, G Maggi, KBM Mahn, Y Makino, P Mallik, S Mancina, S Mandalia, IC Mariş, S Marka, Z Marka, R Maruyama, K Mase, R Maunu, F McNally, K Meagher, A Medina, M Meier, S Meighen-Berger, J Merz, ZS Meyers, J Micallef, D Mockler, G Momenté, T Montaruli, RW Moore, R Morse, M Moulai, P Muth, R Naab, R Nagai, J Nam, U Nauman, J Necker, G Neer, A Nelles, LV Nguyễn, H Niederhausen, MU Nisa, SC Nowicki, DR Nygren, E Oberla, AO Pollmann, M Oehler, A Olivas, E O’Sullivan, Y Pan, H Pandya, DV Pankova, L Papp, N Park, GK Parker, EN Paudel, P Peiffer, C Pérez de los Heros, TC Petersen, S Philippen, D Pieloth, S Pieper, JL Pinfold, A Pizzuto, I Plaisier, M Plum, Y Popovych, A Porcelli, MP Rodriguez, PB Price, GT Przybylski, C Raab, A Raissi, M Rameez, L Rauch, K Rawlins, IC Rea, A Rehman, R Reimann, M Renschler, G Renzi, E Resconi, S Reusch, W Rhode, M Richman, B Riedel, M Riegel, EJ Roberts, S Robertson, G Roellinghoff, M Rongen, C Rott, T Ruhe, D Ryckbosch, DR Cantu, I Safa, SES Herrera, A Sandrock, J Sandroos, P Sandstrom, M Santander, S Sarkar, S Sarkar, K Satalecka, M Scharf, M Schaufel, H Schieler, P Schlunder, T Schmidt, A Schneider, J Schneider, FG Schröder, L Schumacher, S Sclafani, D Seckel, S Seunarine, MH Shaevitz, A Sharma, S Shefali, M Silva, D Smith, B Smithers, R Snihur, J Soedingrekso, D Soldin, S Söldner-Rembold, M Song, D Southall, GM Spiczak, C Spiering, J Stachurska, M Stamatikos, T Stanev, R Stein, J Stettner, A Steuer, T Stezelberger, RG Stokstad, NL Strotjohann, T Stürwald, T Stuttard, GW Sullivan, I Taboada, A Taketa, HKM Tanaka, F Tenholt, S Ter-Antonyan, A Terliuk, S Tilav, K Tollefson, L Tomankova, C Tönnis, J Torres, S Toscano, D Tosi, A Trettin, M Tselengidou, CF Tung, A Turcati, R Turcotte, CF Turley, JP Twagirayezu, B Ty, E Unger, MAU Elorrieta, J Vandenbroucke, D van Eijk, N van Eijndhoven, D Vannerom, J van Santen, D Veberic, S Verpoest, A Vieregg, M Vraeghe, C Walck, TB Watson, C Weaver, A Weindl, L Weinstock, MJ Weiss, J Weldert, C Welling, C Wendt, J Werthebach, N Whitehorn, K Wiebe, CH Wiebusch, DR Williams, SA Wissel, M Wolf, TR Wood, K Woschnagg, G Wrede, S Wren, J Wulff, XW Xu, Y Xu, JP Yanez, S Yoshida, T Yuan, Z Zhang, S Zierke, M Zöcklein


Machine learning Calabi-Yau four-folds

Physics Letters B Elsevier 815 (2021) 136139

Y-H He, A Lukas

<p>Hodge numbers of Calabi-Yau manifolds depend non-trivially on the underlying manifold data and they present an interesting challenge for machine learning. In this letter we consider the data set of complete intersection Calabi-Yau four-folds, a set of about&nbsp;<span tabindex="0" data-mathml="&lt;math xmlns=&quot;http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML&quot;&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;900&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;mo is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;,&lt;/mo&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;000&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;/math&gt;">900,000</span>&nbsp;topological types, and study supervised learning of the Hodge numbers&nbsp;<span tabindex="0" data-mathml="&lt;math xmlns=&quot;http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML&quot;&gt;&lt;msup is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mi is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;h&lt;/mi&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;1&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;mo is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;,&lt;/mo&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;1&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;/msup&gt;&lt;/math&gt;">h1,1</span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<span tabindex="0" data-mathml="&lt;math xmlns=&quot;http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML&quot;&gt;&lt;msup is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mi is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;h&lt;/mi&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;3&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;mo is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;,&lt;/mo&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;1&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;/msup&gt;&lt;/math&gt;">h3,1</span>&nbsp;for these manifolds. We find that&nbsp;<span tabindex="0" data-mathml="&lt;math xmlns=&quot;http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML&quot;&gt;&lt;msup is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mi is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;h&lt;/mi&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;1&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;mo is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;,&lt;/mo&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;1&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;/msup&gt;&lt;/math&gt;">h1,1</span>&nbsp;can be successfully learned (to 96% precision) by fully connected classifier and regressor networks. While both types of networks fail for&nbsp;<span tabindex="0" data-mathml="&lt;math xmlns=&quot;http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML&quot;&gt;&lt;msup is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mi is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;h&lt;/mi&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;3&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;mo is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;,&lt;/mo&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;1&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;/msup&gt;&lt;/math&gt;">h3,1</span>, we show that a more complicated two-branch network, combined with feature enhancement, can act as an efficient regressor (to 98% precision) for&nbsp;<span tabindex="0" data-mathml="&lt;math xmlns=&quot;http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML&quot;&gt;&lt;msup is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mi is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;h&lt;/mi&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;mrow is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;3&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;mo is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;,&lt;/mo&gt;&lt;mn is=&quot;true&quot;&gt;1&lt;/mn&gt;&lt;/mrow&gt;&lt;/msup&gt;&lt;/math&gt;">h3,1</span>, at least for a subset of the data. This hints at the existence of an, as yet unknown, formula for Hodge numbers.</p>


A Search for Time-dependent Astrophysical Neutrino Emission with IceCube Data from 2012 to 2017

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 911 (2021) ARTN 67

R Abbasi, M Ackermann, J Adams, JA Aguilar, M Ahlers, M Ahrens, C Alispach, AA Alves, NM Amin, K Andeen, T Anderson, I Ansseau, G Anton, C Arguelles, S Axani, X Bai, VA Balagopal, A Barbano, SW Barwick, B Bastian, V Basu, V Baum, S Baur, R Bay, JJ Beatty, K-H Becker, JB Tjus, C Bellenghi, S BenZvi, D Berley, E Bernardini, DZ Besson, G Binder, D Bindig, E Blaufuss, S Blot, S Boser, O Botner, J Bottcher, E Bourbeau, J Bourbeau, F Bradascio, J Braun, S Bron, J Brostean-Kaiser, A Burgman, RS Busse, MA Campana, C Chen, D Chirkin, S Choi, BA Clark, K Clark, L Classen, A Coleman, GH Collin, JM Conrad, P Coppin, P Correa, DF Cowen, R Cross, P Dave, CD Clercq, JJ DeLaunay, H Dembinski, K Deoskar, S De Ridder, A Desai, P Desiati, KD de Vries, G de Wasseige, M de With, T DeYoung, S Dharani, A Diaz, JC Diaz-Velez, H Dujmovic, M Dunkman, MA DuVernois, E Dvorak, T Ehrhardt, P Eller, R Engel, J Evans, PA Evenson, S Fahey, AR Fazely, S Fiedlschuster, AT Fienberg, K Filimonov, C Finley, L Fischer, D Fox, A Franckowiak, E Friedman, A Fritz, P Furst, TK Gaisser, J Gallagher, E Ganster, S Garrappa, L Gerhardt, A Ghadimi, C Glaser, T Glauch, T Glusenkamp, A Goldschmidt, JG Gonzalez, S Goswami, D Grant, T Gregoire, Z Griffith, S Griswold, M Gunduz, C Haack, A Hallgren, R Halliday, L Halve, F Halzen, MH Minh, K Hanson, J Hardin, AA Harnisch, A Haungs, S Hauser, D Hebecker, K Helbing, F Henningsen, EC Hettinger, S Hickford, J Hignight, C Hill, GC Hill, KD Hoffman, R Hoffmann, T Hoinka, B Hokanson-Fasig, K Hoshina, F Huang, M Huber, T Huber, K Hultqvist, M Hunnefeld, R Hussain, S In, N Iovine, A Ishihara, M Jansson, GS Japaridze, M Jeong, BJP Jones, R Joppe, D Kang, W Kang, X Kang, A Kappes, D Kappesser, T Karg, M Karl, A Karle, U Katz, M Kauer, M Kellermann, JL Kelley, A Kheirandish, J Kim, K Kin, T Kintscher, J Kiryluk, SR Klein, R Koirala, H Kolanoski, L Kopke, C Kopper, S Kopper, DJ Koskinen, P Koundal, M Kovacevich, M Kowalski, K Krings, G Kruckl, N Kurahashi, A Kyriacou, CL Gualda, JL Lanfranchi, MJ Larson, F Lauber, JP Lazar, K Leonard, A Leszczynska, Y Li, QR Liu, E Lohfink, CJL Mariscal, L Lu, F Lucarelli, A Ludwig, W Luszczak, Y Lyu, WY Ma, J Madsen, KBM Mahn, Y Makino, P Mallik, S Mancina, IC Maris, R Maruyama, K Mase, F McNally, K Meagher, A Medina, M Meier, S Meighen-Berger, J Merz, J Micallef, D Mockler, G Momente, T Montaruli, RW Moore, R Morse, M Moulai, R Naab, R Nagai, U Naumann, J Necker, LV Nguyen, H Niederhausen, MU Nisa, SC Nowicki, DR Nygren, AO Pollmann, M Oehler, A Olivas, E O'Sullivan, H Pandya, DV Pankova, N Park, GK Parker, EN Paudel, P Peiffer, CP de los Heros, S Philippen, D Pieloth, S Pieper, A Pizzuto, M Plum, Y Popovych, A Porcelli, MP Rodriguez, PB Price, B Pries, GT Przybylski, C Raab, A Raissi, M Rameez, K Rawlins, IC Rea, A Rehman, R Reimann, M Renschler, G Renzi, E Resconi, S Reusch, W Rhode, M Richman, B Riedel, S Robertson, G Roellinghoff, M Rongen, C Rott, T Ruhe, D Ryckbosch, DR Cantu, I Safa, SE Sanchez Herrera, A Sandrock, J Sandroos, M Santander, S Sarkar, S Sarkar, K Satalecka, M Scharf, M Schaufel, H Schieler, P Schlunder, T Schmidt, A Schneider, J Schneider, FG Schroder, L Schumacher, S Sclafani, D Seckel, S Seunarine, S Shefali, M Silva, B Smithers, R Snihur, J Soedingrekso, D Soldin, GM Spiczak, C Spiering, J Stachurska, M Stamatikos, T Stanev, R Stein, J Stettner, A Steuer, T Stezelberger, RG Stokstad, T Stuttard, GW Sullivan, I Taboada, F Tenholt, S Ter-Antonyan, S Tilav, F Tischbein, K Tollefson, L Tomankova, C Tonnis, S Toscano, D Tosi, A Trettin, M Tselengidou, CF Tung, A Turcati, R Turcotte, CF Turley, JP Twagirayezu, B Ty, MAU Elorrieta, J Vandenbroucke, DV Eijk, NV Eijndhoven, D Vannerom, JV Santen, S Verpoest, M Vraeghe, C Walck, A Wallace, TB Watson, C Weaver, A Weindl, MJ Weiss, J Weldert, C Wendt, J Werthebach, M Weyrauch, BJ Whelan, N Whitehorn, K Wiebe, CH Wiebusch, DR Williams, M Wolf, K Woschnagg, G Wrede, J Wulff, XW Xu, Y Xu, JP Yanez, S Yoshida, T Yuan, Z Zhang, I Collaboration


Diphoton amplitudes in three-loop quantum chromodynamics

American Physical Society 126 (2021)

F Caola, A Von Manteuffel, L Tancredi

PhysRevLett 126(11):112004<br> We consider the three-loop scattering amplitudes for the production of a pair of photons in quark-antiquark annihilation in QCD. We use suitably defined projectors to efficiently calculate all helicity amplitudes. We obtain relatively compact analytic results that we write in terms of harmonic polylogarithms or, alternatively, multiple polylogarithms of up to depth three. This is the first calculation of a three-loop four-point scattering amplitude in full QCD.


Noncancellation of infrared singularities in collisions of massive quarks

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 103 (2021) ARTN 054013

F Caola, K Melnikov, D Napoletano, L Tancredi


Detection of a particle shower at the Glashow resonance with IceCube.

Nature 591 (2021) 220-224

IceCube Collaboration

The Glashow resonance describes the resonant formation of a W<sup>-</sup> boson during the interaction of a high-energy electron antineutrino with an electron<sup>1</sup>, peaking at an antineutrino energy of 6.3 petaelectronvolts (PeV) in the rest frame of the electron. Whereas this energy scale is out of reach for currently operating and future planned particle accelerators, natural astrophysical phenomena are expected to produce antineutrinos with energies beyond the PeV scale. Here we report the detection by the IceCube neutrino observatory of a cascade of high-energy particles (a particle shower) consistent with being created at the Glashow resonance. A shower with an energy of 6.05 ± 0.72 PeV (determined from Cherenkov radiation in the Antarctic Ice Sheet) was measured. Features consistent with the production of secondary muons in the particle shower indicate the hadronic decay of a resonant W<sup>-</sup> boson, confirm that the source is astrophysical and provide improved directional localization. The evidence of the Glashow resonance suggests the presence of electron antineutrinos in the astrophysical flux, while also providing further validation of the standard model of particle physics. Its unique signature indicates a method of distinguishing neutrinos from antineutrinos, thus providing a way to identify astronomical accelerators that produce neutrinos via hadronuclear or photohadronic interactions, with or without strong magnetic fields. As such, knowledge of both the flavour (that is, electron, muon or tau neutrinos) and charge (neutrino or antineutrino) will facilitate the advancement of neutrino astronomy.


A Test of the Cosmological Principle with Quasars

Letters of the Astrophysical Journal American Astronomical Society 908 (2021) L51-L51

N Secrest, SV Hausegger, M Rameez, R Mohayaee, S Sarkar, J Colin

We study the large-scale anisotropy of the Universe by measuring the dipole in the angular distribution of a flux-limited, all-sky sample of 1.36 million quasars observed by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). This sample is derived from the new CatWISE2020 catalog, which contains deep photometric measurements at 3.4 and 4.6 $\mu$m from the cryogenic, post-cryogenic, and reactivation phases of the WISE mission. While the direction of the dipole in the quasar sky is similar to that of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), its amplitude is over twice as large as expected, rejecting the canonical, exclusively kinematic interpretation of the CMB dipole with a p-value of $5\times10^{-7}$ ($4.9\sigma$ for a normal distribution, one-sided), the highest significance achieved to date in such studies. Our results are in conflict with the cosmological principle, a foundational assumption of the concordance $\Lambda$CDM model.


Sensitivity of the Cherenkov Telescope Array for probing cosmology and fundamental physics with gamma-ray propagation

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (2021)

ST Spencer, H Abdalla, H Abe, F Acero, A Acharyya, R Adam, I Agudo, A Aguirre-Santaella, R Alfaro, J Alfaro, C Alispach, R Aloisio, R Alves Batista, L Amati, E Amato, G Ambrosi, EO Angüner, A Araudo, T Armstrong, F Arqueros, L Arrabito, K Asano, Y Ascasíbar, M Ashley, M Backes, C Balazs, M Balbo, B Balmaverde, A Baquero Larriva, V Barbosa Martins, M Barkov, L Baroncelli, U Barres de Almeida, JA Barrio, P-I Batista, J Becerra González, Y Becherini, G Beck, J Becker Tjus, R Belmont, W Benbow, E Bernardini, A Berti, M Berton, B Bertucci, V Beshley, B Bi, B Biasuzzi, A Biland, E Bissaldi, J Biteau, O Blanch, F Bocchino, C Boisson, J Bolmont, G Bonanno, L Bonneau Arbeletche, G Bonnoli, P Bordas, E Bottacini, M Böttcher, V Bozhilov, J Bregeon, A Brill, AM Brown, P Bruno, A Bruno, A Bulgarelli, M Burton, M Buscemi, A Caccianiga, R Cameron, M Capasso, M Caprai, A Caproni, R Capuzzo-Dolcetta, P Caraveo, R Carosi, A Carosi, S Casanova, E Cascone, D Cauz, K Cerny, M Cerruti, P Chadwick, S Chaty, A Chen, M Chernyakova, G Chiaro, A Chiavassa, L Chytka, V Conforti, F Conte, JL Contreras, J Coronado-Blazquez, J Cortina, A Costa, H Costantini, S Covino, P Cristofari, O Cuevas, F D’Ammando, MK Daniel, J Davies, F Dazzi, A De Angelis, M de Bony de Lavergne, V De Caprio, R de Cássia dos Anjos, EM de Gouveia Dal Pino, B De Lotto, D De Martino, M de Naurois, E de O na Wilhelmi, F De Palma, V de Souza, C Delgado, R Della Ceca, D della Volpe, D Depaoli, T Di Girolamo, F Di Pierro, C Díaz, C Díaz-Bahamondes, S Diebold, A Djannati-Ataï, A Dmytriiev, A Domínguez, A Donini, D Dorner, M Doro, J Dournaux, VV Dwarkadas, J Ebr, C Eckner, S Einecke, TRN Ekoume, D Elsässer, G Emery, C Evoli, M Fairbairn, D Falceta-Goncalves, S Fegan, Q Feng, G Ferrand, E Fiandrini, A Fiasson, V Fioretti, L Foffano, MV Fonseca, L Font, G Fontaine, FJ Franco, L Freixas Coromina, S Fukami, Y Fukazawa, Y Fukui, D Gaggero, G Galanti, V Gammaldi, E Garcia, M Garczarczyk, D Gascon, M Gaug, A Gent, A Ghalumyan, G Ghirlanda, F Gianotti, M Giarrusso, G Giavitto, N Giglietto, F Giordano, J Glicenstein, P Goldoni, JM González, K Gourgouliatos, T Grabarczyk, P Grandi, J Granot, D Grasso, J Green, J Grube, O Gueta, S Gunji, A Halim, M Harvey, T Hassan Collado, K Hayashi, M Heller, S Hernández Cadena, O Hervet, J Hinton, N Hiroshima, B Hnatyk, R Hnatyk, D Hoffmann, W Hofmann, J Holder, D Horan, J Hörandel, P Horvath, T Hovatta, M Hrabovsky, D Hrupec, G Hughes, M Hütten, M Iarlori, T Inada, S Inoue, A Insolia, M Ionica, M Iori, M Jacquemont, M Jamrozy, P Janecek, I Jiménez Martínez, W Jin, I Jung-Richardt, J Jurysek, P Kaaret, V Karas, S Karkar, N Kawanaka, D Kerszberg, B Khélifi, R Kissmann, J Knödlseder, Y Kobayashi, K Kohri, N Komin, A Kong, K Kosack, H Kubo, N La Palombara, G Lamanna, RG Lang, J Lapington, P Laporte, J Lefaucheur, M Lemoine-Goumard, J Lenain, F Leone, G Leto, F Leuschner, E Lindfors, S Lloyd, T Lohse, S Lombardi, F Longo, A Lopez, M López, R López-Coto, S Loporchio, F Lucarelli, PL Luque-Escamilla, E Lyard, C Maggio, A Majczyna, M Makariev, M Mallamaci, D Mandat, G Maneva, M Manganaro, G Manicò, A Marcowith, M Marculewicz, S Markoff, P Marquez, J Martí, O Martinez, M Martínez, G Martínez, H Martínez-Huerta, G Maurin, D Mazin, JD Mbarubucyeye, D Medina Miranda, M Meyer, S Micanovic, T Miener, M Minev, JM Miranda, A Mitchell, T Mizuno, B Mode, R Moderski, L Mohrmann, E Molina, T Montaruli, A Moralejo, J Morales Merino, D Morcuende-Parrilla, A Morselli, R Mukherjee, C Mundell, T Murach, H Muraishi, A Nagai, T Nakamori, R Nemmen, J Niemiec, D Nieto, M Nievas, M Nikolajuk, K Nishijima, K Noda, D Nosek, S Nozaki, P O’Brien, Y Ohira, M Ohishi, T Oka, RA Ong, M Orienti, R Orito, M Orlandini, E Orlando, JP Osborne, M Ostrowski, I Oya, A Pagliaro, M Palatka, D Paneque, FR Pantaleo, JM Paredes, N Parmiggiani, B Patricelli, L Pavletić, A Pe’er, M Pech, M Pecimotika, M Peresano, M Persic, O Petruk, K Pfrang, P Piatteli, E Pietropaolo, R Pillera, B Pilszyk, D Pimentel, F Pintore, S Pita, M Pohl, V Poireau, M Polo, RR Prado, J Prast, G Principe, N Produit, H Prokoph, M Prouza, H Przybilski, E Pueschel, G Pühlhofer, ML Pumo, M Punch, F Queiroz, A Quirrenbach, R Rando, S Razzaque, E Rebert, S Recchia, P Reichherzer, O Reimer, A Reimer, Y Renier, T Reposeur, W Rhode, D Ribeiro, M Ribó, T Richtler, J Rico, F Rieger, V Rizi, J Rodriguez, G Rodriguez Fernandez, JC Rodriguez Ramirez, JJ Rodríguez Vázquez, P Romano, G Romeo, M Roncadelli, J Rosado, A Rosales de Leon, G Rowell, B Rudak, W Rujopakarn, F Russo, I Sadeh, L Saha, T Saito, F Salesa Greus, D Sanchez, M Sánchez-Conde, P Sangiorgi, H Sano, M Santander, EM Santos, A Sanuy, S Sarkar, FG Saturni, U Sawangwit, A Scherer, B Schleicher, P Schovanek, F Schussler, U Schwanke, E Sciacca, S Scuderi, M Seglar Arroyo, O Sergijenko, M Servillat, K Seweryn, A Shalchi, P Sharma, RC Shellard, H Siejkowski, A Sinha, V Sliusar, A Slowikowska, A Sokolenko, H Sol, A Specovius, S Spencer, D Spiga, A Stamerra, S Stanič, R Starling, T Stolarczyk, U Straumann, J Strišković, Y Suda, P ´Swierk, G Tagliaferri, H Takahashi, M Takahashi, F Tavecchio, L Taylor, LA Tejedor, P Temnikov, R Terrier, T Terzic, V Testa, W Tian, L Tibaldo, D Tonev, DF Torres, E Torresi, L Tosti, N Tothill, G Tovmassian, P Travnicek, S Truzzi, F Tuossenel, G Umana, M Vacula, V Vagelli, M Valentino, B Vallage, P Vallania, C van Eldik, GS Varner, V Vassiliev, M Vázquez Acosta, M Vecchi, J Veh, S Vercellone, S Vergani, V Verguilov, GP Vettolani, A Viana, CF Vigorito, V Vitale, S Vorobiov, I Vovk, T Vuillaume, SJ Wagner, R Walter, J Watson, M White, R White, R Wiemann, A Wierzcholska, M Will, DA Williams, R Wischnewski, A Wolter, R Yamazaki, S Yanagita, L Yang, T Yoshikoshi, M Zacharias, G Zaharijas, D Zaric, M Zavrtanik, D Zavrtanik, AA Zdziarski, A Zech, H Zechlin, VI Zhdanov, M \vZivec


Blast from the past: Constraints on the dark sector from the BEBC WA66 beam dump experiment

SciPost Physics SciPost 10 (2021) 043

G Marocco, S Sarkar

We derive limits on millicharged dark states, as well as particles with electric or magnetic dipole moments, from the number of observed forward electron scattering events at the Big European Bubble Chamber in the 1982 CERN-WA-066 beam dump experiment. The dark states are produced by the 400 GeV proton beam primarily through the decays of mesons produced in the beam dump, and the lack of excess events places bounds extending up to GeV masses. These improve on bounds from all other experiments, in particular CHARM II.


Measurements of the Time-Dependent Cosmic-Ray Sun Shadow with Seven Years of IceCube Data -- Comparison with the Solar Cycle and Magnetic Field Models

Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology American Physical Society 103 (2021) 042005

MG Aartsen, R Abbasi, M Ackermann, J Adams, JA Aguilar, M Ahlers, M Ahrens, C Alispach, NM Amin, K Andeen, T Anderson, I Ansseau, G Anton, C Argüelles, J Auffenberg, S Axani, H Bagherpour, X Bai, AB V, A Barbano, SW Barwick, B Bastian, V Basu, V Baum, S Baur, R Bay, JJ Beatty, K-H Becker, JB Tjus, S BenZvi, D Berley, E Bernardini, DZ Besson, G Binder, D Bindig, E Blaufuss, S Blot, C Bohm, S Böser, O Botner, J Böttcher, E Bourbeau, J Bourbeau, F Bradascio, J Braun, S Bron, J Brostean-Kaiser, A Burgman, J Buscher, RS Busse, T Carver, C Chen, E Cheung, D Chirkin, S Choi, BA Clark, K Clark, L Classen, A Coleman, GH Collin, JM Conrad, P Coppin, P Correa, DF Cowen, R Cross, P Dave, CD Clercq, JJ DeLaunay, H Dembinski, K Deoskar, SD Ridder, A Desai, P Desiati, KDD Vries, GD Wasseige, MD With, T DeYoung, S Dharani, A Diaz, JC Díaz-Vélez, H Dujmovic, M Dunkman, MA DuVernois, E Dvorak, T Ehrhardt, P Eller, R Engel, PA Evenson, S Fahey, AR Fazely, J Felde, H Fichtner, AT Fienberg, K Filimonov, C Finley, D Fox, A Franckowiak, E Friedman, A Fritz, TK Gaisser, J Gallagher, E Ganster, S Garrappa, L Gerhardt, A Ghadimi, T Glauch, T Glüsenkamp, A Goldschmidt, JG Gonzalez, S Goswami, D Grant, T Grégoire, Z Griffith, S Griswold, M Günder, M Gündüz, C Haack, A Hallgren, R Halliday, L Halve, F Halzen, K Hanson, J Hardin, A Haungs, S Hauser, D Hebecker, D Heereman, P Heix, K Helbing, R Hellauer, F Henningsen, S Hickford, J Hignight, C Hill, GC Hill, KD Hoffman, R Hoffmann, T Hoinka, B Hokanson-Fasig, K Hoshina, F Huang, M Huber, T Huber, K Hultqvist, M Hünnefeld, R Hussain, S In, N Iovine, A Ishihara, M Jansson, GS Japaridze, M Jeong, BJP Jones, F Jonske, R Joppe, D Kang, W Kang, A Kappes, D Kappesser, T Karg, M Karl, A Karle, U Katz, M Kauer, M Kellermann, JL Kelley, A Kheirandish, J Kim, K Kin, T Kintscher, J Kiryluk, T Kittler, J Kleimann, SR Klein, R Koirala, H Kolanoski, L Köpke, C Kopper, S Kopper, DJ Koskinen, P Koundal, M Kowalski, K Krings, G Krückl, N Kulacz, N Kurahashi, A Kyriacou, JL Lanfranchi, MJ Larson, F Lauber, JP Lazar, K Leonard, A Leszczyńska, Y Li, QR Liu, E Lohfink, CJL Mariscal, L Lu, F Lucarelli, A Ludwig, J Lünemann, W Luszczak, Y Lyu, WY Ma, J Madsen, G Maggi, KBM Mahn, Y Makino, P Mallik, S Mancina, IC Mariş, R Maruyama, K Mase, R Maunu, F McNally, K Meagher, M Medici, A Medina, M Meier, S Meighen-Berger, J Merz, T Meures, J Micallef, D Mockler, G Momenté, T Montaruli, RW Moore, R Morse, M Moulai, P Muth, R Nagai, U Naumann, G Neer, LV Nguyen, H Niederhausen, MU Nisa, SC Nowicki, DR Nygren, AO Pollmann, M Oehler, A Olivas, A O'Murchadha, E O'Sullivan, H Pandya, DV Pankova, N Park, GK Parker, EN Paudel, P Peiffer, CPDL Heros, S Philippen, D Pieloth, S Pieper, E Pinat, A Pizzuto, M Plum, Y Popovych, A Porcelli, MP Rodriguez, PB Price, GT Przybylski, C Raab, A Raissi, M Rameez, L Rauch, K Rawlins, IC Rea, A Rehman, R Reimann, B Relethford, M Renschler, G Renzi, E Resconi, W Rhode, M Richman, B Riedel, S Robertson, G Roellinghoff, M Rongen, C Rott, T Ruhe, D Ryckbosch, DR Cantu, I Safa, SES Herrera, A Sandrock, J Sandroos, M Santander, S Sarkar, S Sarkar, K Satalecka, M Scharf, M Schaufel, H Schieler, P Schlunder, T Schmidt, A Schneider, J Schneider, FG Schröder, L Schumacher, S Sclafani, D Seckel, S Seunarine, S Shefali, M Silva, B Smithers, R Snihur, J Soedingrekso, D Soldin, M Song, GM Spiczak, C Spiering, J Stachurska, M Stamatikos, T Stanev, R Stein, J Stettner, A Steuer, T Stezelberger, RG Stokstad, NL Strotjohann, T Stürwald, T Stuttard, GW Sullivan, I Taboada, F Tenholt, S Ter-Antonyan, A Terliuk, S Tilav, K Tollefson, L Tomankova, C Tönnis, S Toscano, D Tosi, A Trettin, M Tselengidou, CF Tung, A Turcati, R Turcotte, CF Turley, B Ty, E Unger, MAU Elorrieta, M Usner, J Vandenbroucke, WV Driessche, DV Eijk, NV Eijndhoven, D Vannerom, JV Santen, S Verpoest, M Vraeghe, C Walck, A Wallace, M Wallraff, TB Watson, C Weaver, A Weindl, MJ Weiss, J Weldert, C Wendt, J Werthebach, BJ Whelan, N Whitehorn, K Wiebe, CH Wiebusch, DR Williams, L Wills, M Wolf, TR Wood, K Woschnagg, G Wrede, J Wulff, XW Xu, Y Xu, JP Yanez, S Yoshida, T Yuan, Z Zhang, M Zöcklein

Observations of the time-dependent cosmic-ray Sun shadow have been proven as a valuable diagnostic for the assessment of solar magnetic field models. In this paper, seven years of IceCube data are compared to solar activity and solar magnetic field models. A quantitative comparison of solar magnetic field models with IceCube data on the event rate level is performed for the first time. Additionally, a first energy-dependent analysis is presented and compared to recent predictions. We use seven years of IceCube data for the Moon and the Sun and compare them to simulations on data rate level. The simulations are performed for the geometrical shadow hypothesis for the Moon and the Sun and for a cosmic-ray propagation model governed by the solar magnetic field for the case of the Sun. We find that a linearly decreasing relationship between Sun shadow strength and solar activity is preferred over a constant relationship at the 6.4sigma level. We test two commonly used models of the coronal magnetic field, both combined with a Parker spiral, by modeling cosmic-ray propagation in the solar magnetic field. Both models predict a weakening of the shadow in times of high solar activity as it is also visible in the data. We find tensions with the data on the order of $3\sigma$ for both models, assuming only statistical uncertainties. The magnetic field model CSSS fits the data slightly better than the PFSS model. This is generally consistent with what is found previously by the Tibet AS-gamma Experiment, a deviation of the data from the two models is, however, not significant at this point. Regarding the energy dependence of the Sun shadow, we find indications that the shadowing effect increases with energy during times of high solar activity, in agreement with theoretical predictions.


C-parameter hadronisation in the symmetric 3-jet limit and impact on α<inf>s</inf> fits

European Physical Journal C 81 (2021)

G Luisoni, PF Monni, GP Salam

© 2021, The Author(s). Hadronisation corrections are crucial in extractions of the strong coupling constant (αs) from event-shape distributions at lepton colliders. Although their dynamics cannot be understood rigorously using perturbative methods, their dominant effect on physical observables can be estimated in singular configurations sensitive to the emission of soft radiation. The differential distributions of some event-shape variables, notably the C parameter, feature two such singular points. We analytically compute the leading non-perturbative correction in the symmetric three-jet limit for the C parameter, and find that it differs by more than a factor of two from the known result in the two-jet limit. We estimate the impact of this result on strong coupling extractions, considering a range of functions to interpolate the hadronisation correction in the region between the 2 and 3-jet limits. Fitting data from ALEPH and JADE, we find that most interpolation choices increase the extracted αs, with effects of up to 4 % relative to standard fits. This brings a new perspective on the long-standing discrepancy between certain event-shape αs fits and the world average.


Sensitivity of the Cherenkov Telescope Array to a dark matter signal from the Galactic centre

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics IOP Publishing 01 (2021) 057

TCTA Consortium, A Acharyya, R Adam, C Adams, I Agudo, A Aguirre-Santaella, R Alfaro, J Alfaro, C Alispach, R Aloisio, RA Batista, L Amati, G Ambrosi, EO Angüner, LA Antonelli, C Aramo, A Araudo, T Armstrong, F Arqueros, K Asano, Y Ascasíbar, M Ashley, C Balazs, O Ballester, AB Larriva, VB Martins, M Barkov, UBD Almeida, JA Barrio, D Bastieri, J Becerra, G Beck, JB Tjus, W Benbow, M Benito, D Berge, E Bernardini, K Bernlöhr, A Berti, B Bertucci, V Beshley, B Biasuzzi, A Biland, E Bissaldi, J Biteau, O Blanch, J Blazek, F Bocchino, C Boisson, LB Arbeletche, P Bordas, Z Bosnjak, E Bottacini, V Bozhilov, J Bregeon, A Brill, T Bringmann, AM Brown, P Brun, F Brun, P Bruno, A Bulgarelli, M Burton, A Burtovoi, M Buscemi, R Cameron, M Capasso, A Caproni, R Capuzzo-Dolcetta, P Caraveo, R Carosi, A Carosi, S Casanova, E Cascone, F Cassol, F Catalani, D Cauz, M Cerruti, P Chadwick, S Chaty, A Chen, M Chernyakova, G Chiaro, A Chiavassa, M Chikawa, J Chudoba, M Çolak, V Conforti, R Coniglione, F Conte, JL Contreras, J Coronado-Blazquez, A Costa, H Costantini, G Cotter, P Cristofari, A D'Aì, F D'Ammando, LA Damone, MK Daniel, F Dazzi, AD Angelis, VD Caprio, RDCD Anjos, EMDGD Pino, BD Lotto, DD Martino, EDO Wilhelmi, FD Palma, VD Souza, C Delgado, AGD Giler, DD Volpe, D Depaoli, TD Girolamo, FD Pierro, LD Venere, S Diebold, A Dmytriiev, A Domínguez, A Donini, M Doro, J Ebr, C Eckner, TDP Edwards, TRN Ekoume, D Elsässer, C Evoli, D Falceta-Goncalves, E Fedorova, S Fegan, Q Feng, G Ferrand, G Ferrara, E Fiandrini, A Fiasson, M Filipovic, V Fioretti, M Fiori, L Foffano, G Fontaine, O Fornieri, FJ Franco, S Fukami, Y Fukui, D Gaggero, G Galaz, V Gammaldi, E Garcia, M Garczarczyk, D Gascon, A Gent, A Ghalumyan, F Gianotti, M Giarrusso, G Giavitto, N Giglietto, F Giordano, A Giuliani, J Glicenstein, R Gnatyk, P Goldoni, MM González, K Gourgouliatos, J Granot, D Grasso, J Green, A Grillo, O Gueta, S Gunji, A Halim, T Hassan, M Heller, SH Cadena, N Hiroshima, B Hnatyk, W Hofmann, J Holder, D Horan, J Hörandel, P Horvath, T Hovatta, M Hrabovsky, D Hrupec, G Hughes, TB Humensky, M Hütten, M Iarlori, T Inada, S Inoue, F Iocco, M Iori, M Jamrozy, P Janecek, W Jin, L Jouvin, J Jurysek, E Karukes, K Katarzyński, D Kazanas, D Kerszberg, MC Kherlakian, R Kissmann, J Knödlseder, Y Kobayashi, K Kohri, N Komin, H Kubo, J Kushida, G Lamanna, J Lapington, P Laporte, MALD Oliveira, J Lenain, F Leone, G Leto, E Lindfors, T Lohse, S Lombardi, F Longo, A Lopez, M López, R López-Coto, S Loporchio, PL Luque-Escamilla, E Mach, C Maggio, G Maier, M Mallamaci, RMND Almeida, D Mandat, M Manganaro, S Mangano, G Manicò, M Marculewicz, M Mariotti, S Markoff, P Marquez, J Martí, O Martinez, M Martínez, G Martínez, H Martínez-Huerta, G Maurin, D Mazin, JD Mbarubucyeye, DM Miranda, M Meyer, M Miceli, T Miener, M Minev, JM Miranda, R Mirzoyan, T Mizuno, B Mode, R Moderski, L Mohrmann, E Molina, T Montaruli, A Moralejo, D Morcuende-Parrilla, A Morselli, R Mukherjee, C Mundell, A Nagai, T Nakamori, R Nemmen, J Niemiec, D Nieto, M Nikołajuk, D Ninci, K Noda, D Nosek, S Nozaki, Y Ohira, M Ohishi, Y Ohtani, T Oka, A Okumura, RA Ong, M Orienti, R Orito, M Orlandini, S Orlando, E Orlando, M Ostrowski, I Oya, I Pagano, A Pagliaro, M Palatiello, FR Pantaleo, JM Paredes, G Pareschi, N Parmiggiani, B Patricelli, L Pavletić, A Pe'er, M Pecimotika, J Pérez-Romero, M Persic, O Petruk, K Pfrang, G Piano, P Piatteli, E Pietropaolo, R Pillera, B Pilszyk, F Pintore, M Pohl, V Poireau, RR Prado, E Prandini, J Prast, G Principe, H Prokoph, M Prouza, H Przybilski, G Pühlhofer, ML Pumo, F Queiroz, A Quirrenbach, S Rainò, R Rando, S Razzaque, S Recchia, O Reimer, A Reisenegger, Y Renier, W Rhode, D Ribeiro, M Ribó, T Richtler, J Rico, F Rieger, L Rinchiuso, V Rizi, J Rodriguez, GR Fernandez, JCR Ramirez, G Rojas, P Romano, G Romeo, J Rosado, G Rowell, B Rudak, F Russo, I Sadeh, ES Hatlen, S Safi-Harb, FS Greus, G Salina, D Sanchez, M Sánchez-Conde, P Sangiorgi, H Sano, M Santander, EM Santos, R Santos-Lima, A Sanuy, S Sarkar, FG Saturni, U Sawangwit, F Schussler, U Schwanke, E Sciacca, S Scuderi, M Seglar-Arroyo, O Sergijenko, M Servillat, K Seweryn, A Shalchi, P Sharma, RC Shellard, H Siejkowski, J Silk, C Siqueira, V Sliusar, A Słowikowska, A Sokolenko, H Sol, S Spencer, A Stamerra, S Stanič, R Starling, T Stolarczyk, U Straumann, J Strišković, Y Suda, T Suomijarvi, P Świerk, F Tavecchio, L Taylor, LA Tejedor, M Teshima, V Testa, L Tibaldo, CJT Peixoto, F Tokanai, D Tonev, G Tosti, L Tosti, N Tothill, S Truzzi, P Travnicek, V Vagelli, B Vallage, P Vallania, CV Eldik, J Vandenbroucke, GS Varner, V Vassiliev, MV Acosta, M Vecchi, S Ventura, S Vercellone, S Vergani, G Verna, A Viana, CF Vigorito, J Vink, V Vitale, S Vorobiov, I Vovk, T Vuillaume, SJ Wagner, R Walter, J Watson, C Weniger, R White, M White, R Wiemann, A Wierzcholska, M Will, DA Williams, R Wischnewski, S Yanagita, L Yang, T Yoshikoshi, M Zacharias, G Zaharijas, AA Zakaria, L Zampieri, R Zanin, D Zaric, M Zavrtanik, D Zavrtanik, AA Zdziarski, A Zech, H Zechlin, L Zehrer, VI Zhdanov, M Živec

We provide an updated assessment of the power of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) to search for thermally produced dark matter at the TeV scale, via the associated gamma-ray signal from pair-annihilating dark matter particles in the region around the Galactic centre. We find that CTA will open a new window of discovery potential, significantly extending the range of robustly testable models given a standard cuspy profile of the dark matter density distribution. Importantly, even for a cored profile, the projected sensitivity of CTA will be sufficient to probe various well-motivated models of thermally produced dark matter at the TeV scale. This is due to CTA's unprecedented sensitivity, angular and energy resolutions, and the planned observational strategy. The survey of the inner Galaxy will cover a much larger region than corresponding previous observational campaigns with imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. CTA will map with unprecedented precision the large-scale diffuse emission in high-energy gamma rays, constituting a background for dark matter searches for which we adopt state-of-the-art models based on current data. Throughout our analysis, we use up-to-date event reconstruction Monte Carlo tools developed by the CTA consortium, and pay special attention to quantifying the level of instrumental systematic uncertainties, as well as background template systematic errors, required to probe thermally produced dark matter at these energies.


Mixed QCD-electroweak corrections to W-boson production in hadron collisions

American Physical Society 103 (2021)

A Behring, F Buccioni, F Caola, M Delto, M Jaquier, K Melnikov, R Röntsch

We compute mixed QCD-electroweak corrections to the fully-differential production of an on-shell W boson. Decays of W bosons to lepton pairs are included in the leading order approximation. The required two-loop virtual corrections are computed analytically for arbitrary values of the electroweak gauge boson masses. Analytic results for integrated subtraction terms are obtained within a soft-collinear subtraction scheme optimized to accommodate the structural simplicity of infra-red singularities of mixed QCD-electroweak contributions. Numerical results for mixed corrections to the fiducial cross section of pp&#x2192;W+&#x2192;l+&#x3BD; and selected kinematic distributions in this process are presented.


Multimessenger Gamma-Ray and Neutrino Coincidence Alerts using HAWC and IceCube sub-threshold Data

The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics American Astronomical Society 906 (2021) 63-63

HAA Solares, S Coutu, JJ DeLaunay, DB Fox, T Grégoire, A Keivani, F Krauß, M Mostafá, K Murase, CF Turley, A Albert, R Alfaro, C Alvarez, JRA Camacho, JC Arteaga-Velázquez, KP Arunbabu, DA Rojas, E Belmont-Moreno, C Brisbois, KS Caballero-Mora, A Carramiñana, S Casanova, U Cotti, EDL Fuente, RD Hernandez, BL Dingus, MA DuVernois, M Durocher, JC Díaz-Vélez, C Espinoza, KL Fan, H Fleischhack, N Fraija, A Galván-Gámez, D Garcia, JA García-González, F Garfias, MM González, JA Goodman, JP Harding, B Hona, D Huang, F Hueyotl-Zahuantitla, PH untemeyer, A Iriarte, A Jardin-Blicq, V Joshi, HL Vargas, JT Linnemann, AL Longinotti, G Luis-Raya, J Lundeen, K Malone, O Martinez, I Martinez-Castellanos, J Martínez-Castro, JA Matthews, P Miranda-Romagnoli, E Moreno, L Nellen, M Newbold, MU Nisa, R Noriega-Papaqui, A Peisker, EG Pérez-Pérez, CD Rho, D Rosa-González, H Salazar, FS Greus, A Sandoval, AJ Smith, RW Springer, K Tollefson, I Torres, R Torres-Escobedo, F Ureña-Mena, L Villaseñor, T Weisgarber, E Willox, A Zepeda, H Zhou, CD León, MG Aartsen, R Abbasi, M Ackermann, J Adams, JA Aguilar, M Ahlers, M Ahrens, C Alispach, NM Amin, K Andeen, T Anderson, I Ansseau, G Anton, CA elles, J Auffenberg, S Axani, H Bagherpour, X Bai, AB V, A Barbano, SW Barwick, B Bastian, V Basu, V Baum, S Baur, R Bay, JJ Beatty, K-H Becker, JB Tjus, S BenZvi, D Berley, E Bernardini, DZ Besson, G Binder, D Bindig, E Blaufuss, S Blot, C Bohm, SB öser, O Botner, JB öttcher, E Bourbeau, J Bourbeau, F Bradascio, J Braun, S Bron, J Brostean-Kaiser, A Burgman, J Buscher, RS Busse, T Carver, C Chen, E Cheung, D Chirkin, S Choi, BA Clark, K Clark, L Classen, A Coleman, GH Collin, JM Conrad, P Coppin, P Correa, DF Cowen, R Cross, P Dave, CD Clercq, H Dembinski, K Deoskar, SD Ridder, A Desai, P Desiati, KDD Vries, GD Wasseige, MD With, T DeYoung, S Dharani, A Diaz, H Dujmovic, M Dunkman, E Dvorak, T Ehrhardt, P Eller, R Engel, PA Evenson, S Fahey, AR Fazely, J Felde, A Fienberg, K Filimonov, C Finley, A Franckowiak, E Friedman, A Fritz, TK Gaisser, J Gallagher, E Ganster, S Garrappa, L Gerhardt, T Glauch, TG üsenkamp, A Goldschmidt, JG Gonzalez, D Grant, Z Griffith, S Griswold, MG ünder, MGÜ üz, C Haack, A Hallgren, R Halliday, L Halve, F Halzen, K Hanson, J Hardin, A Haungs, S Hauser, D Hebecker, D Heereman, P Heix, K Helbing, R Hellauer, F Henningsen, S Hickford, J Hignight, C Hill, GC Hill, KD Hoffman, R Hoffmann, T Hoinka, B Hokanson-Fasig, K Hoshina, F Huang, M Huber, T Huber, K Hultqvist, MH ünnefeld, R Hussain, S In, N Iovine, A Ishihara, M Jansson, GS Japaridze, M Jeong, BJP Jones, F Jonske, R Joppe, D Kang, W Kang, A Kappes, D Kappesser, T Karg, M Karl, A Karle, U Katz, M Kauer, M Kellermann, JL Kelley, A Kheirandish, J Kim, K Kin, T Kintscher, J Kiryluk, T Kittler, SR Klein, R Koirala, H Kolanoski, LK öpke, C Kopper, S Kopper, DJ Koskinen, P Koundal, M Kowalski, K Krings, G Krückl, N Kulacz, N Kurahashi, A Kyriacou, JL Lanfranchi, MJ Larson, F Lauber, JP Lazar, K Leonard, A Leszczyńska, Y Li, QR Liu, E Lohfink, CJL Mariscal, L Lu, F Lucarelli, A Ludwig, JL ünemann, W Luszczak, Y Lyu, WY Ma, J Madsen, G Maggi, KBM Mahn, Y Makino, P Mallik, S Mancina, IC Mariş, R Maruyama, K Mase, R Maunu, F McNally, K Meagher, M Medici, A Medina, M Meier, S Meighen-Berger, J Merz, T Meures, J Micallef, D Mockler, G Momenté, T Montaruli, RW Moore, R Morse, M Moulai, P Muth, R Nagai, U Naumann, G Neer, LV Nguyen, H Niederhausen, SC Nowicki, DR Nygren, AO Pollmann, M Oehler, A Olivas, A O'Murchadha, E O'Sullivan, H Pandya, DV Pankova, N Park, GK Parker, EN Paudel, P Peiffer, CPDL Heros, S Philippen, D Pieloth, S Pieper, E Pinat, A Pizzuto, M Plum, Y Popovych, A Porcelli, MP Rodriguez, PB Price, GT Przybylski, C Raab, A Raissi, M Rameez, L Rauch, K Rawlins, IC Rea, A Rehman, R Reimann, B Relethford, M Renschler, G Renzi, E Resconi, W Rhode, M Richman, B Riedel, S Robertson, G Roellinghoff, M Rongen, C Rott, T Ruhe, D Ryckbosch, DR Cantu, I Safa, SES Herrera, A Sandrock, J Sandroos, M Santander, S Sarkar, S Sarkar, K Satalecka, M Scharf, M Schaufel, H Schieler, P Schlunder, T Schmidt, A Schneider, J Schneider, FGS öder, L Schumacher, S Sclafani, D Seckel, S Seunarine, S Shefali, M Silva, B Smithers, R Snihur, J Soedingrekso, D Soldin, M Song, GM Spiczak, C Spiering, J Stachurska, M Stamatikos, T Stanev, R Stein, J Stettner, A Steuer, T Stezelberger, RG Stokstad, NL Strotjohann, T Stürwald, T Stuttard, GW Sullivan, I Taboada, F Tenholt, S Ter-Antonyan, A Terliuk, S Tilav, L Tomankova, CT önnis, S Toscano, D Tosi, A Trettin, M Tselengidou, CF Tung, A Turcati, R Turcotte, B Ty, E Unger, MAU Elorrieta, M Usner, J Vandenbroucke, WV Driessche, DV Eijk, NV Eijndhoven, D Vannerom, JV Santen, S Verpoest, M Vraeghe, C Walck, A Wallace, M Wallraff, TB Watson, C Weaver, A Weindl, MJ Weiss, J Weldert, C Wendt, J Werthebach, BJ Whelan, N Whitehorn, K Wiebe, CH Wiebusch, DR Williams, L Wills, M Wolf, TR Wood, K Woschnagg, G Wrede, J Wulff, XW Xu, Y Xu, JP Yanez, S Yoshida, T Yuan, Z Zhang, MZ öcklein

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) and IceCube observatories, through the Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON) framework, have developed a multimessenger joint search for extragalactic astrophysical sources. This analysis looks for sources that emit both cosmic neutrinos and gamma rays that are produced in photo-hadronic or hadronic interactions. The AMON system is running continuously, receiving sub-threshold data (i.e. data that is not suited on its own to do astrophysical searches) from HAWC and IceCube, and combining them in real-time. We present here the analysis algorithm, as well as results from archival data collected between June 2015 and August 2018, with a total live-time of 3.0 years. During this period we found two coincident events that have a false alarm rate (FAR) of $<1$ coincidence per year, consistent with the background expectations. The real-time implementation of the analysis in the AMON system began on November 20th, 2019, and issues alerts to the community through the Gamma-ray Coordinates Network with a FAR threshold of $<4$ coincidences per year.


Mixed QCD-electroweak corrections to on-shell Z production at the LHC

PHYSICS LETTERS B 811 (2020) ARTN 135969

F Buccioni, F Caola, M Delto, M Jaquier, K Melnikov, R Roentsch


Cosmic Ray Spectrum from 250 TeV to 10 PeV using IceTop

Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology American Physical Society 102 (2020) 122001

I Collaboration

We report here an extension of the measurement of the all-particle cosmic-ray spectrum with IceTop to lower energy. The new measurement gives full coverage of the knee region of the spectrum and reduces the gap in energy between previous IceTop and direct measurements. With a new trigger that selects events in closely spaced detectors in the center of the array, the IceTop energy threshold is lowered by almost an order of magnitude below its previous threshold of 2 PeV. In this paper, we explain how the new trigger is implemented, and we describe the new machine-learning method developed to deal with events with very few detectors hit. We compare the results with previous measurements by IceTop and others that overlap at higher energy and with HAWC and Tibet in the 100 TeV range.


Combined search for neutrinos from dark matter self-annihilation in the Galactic Centre with ANTARES and IceCube

Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology American Physical Society 102 (2020) 082002

ANTARES Collaboration, A Albert, M André, M Anghinolfi, M Ardid, J-J Aubert, J Aublin, B Baret, S Basa, B Belhorma, V Bertin, S Biagi, M Bissinger, J Boumaaza, M Bouta, MC Bouwhuis, H Brânzaş, R Bruijn, J Brunner, J Busto, A Capone, L Caramete, J Carr, S Celli, M Chabab, TN Chau, RCE Moursli, T Chiarusi, M Circella, A Coleiro, M Colomer, R Coniglione, P Coyle, A Creusot, AF Díaz, A Deschamps, C Distefano, ID Palma, A Domi, C Donzaud, D Dornic, D Drouhin, T Eberl, NE Khayati, A Enzenhöfer, A Ettahiri, P Fermani, G Ferrara, F Filippini, L Fusco, P Gay, H Glotin, R Gozzini, RG Ruiz, K Graf, C Guidi, S Hallmann, HV Haren, AJ Heijboer, Y Hello, JJ Hernández-Rey, J Hößl, J Hofestädt, F Huang, G Illuminati, CW James, MD Jong, PD Jong, M Jongen, M Kadler, O Kalekin, U Katz, NR Khan-Chowdhury, A Kouchner, I Kreykenbohm, V Kulikovskiy, R Lahmann, RL Breton, D Lefèvre, E Leonora, G Levi, M Lincetto, D Lopez-Coto, S Loucatos, G Maggi, J Manczak, M Marcelin, A Margiotta, A Marinelli, JA Martínez-Mora, R Mele, K Melis, P Migliozzi, M Moser, A Moussa, R Muller, L Nauta, S Navas, E Nezri, C Nielsen, A Nuñez-Castiñeyra, B O'Fearraigh, M Organokov, GE Păvălaş, C Pellegrino, M Perrin-Terrin, P Piattelli, C Poirè, V Popa, T Pradier, N Randazzo, S Reck, G Riccobene, A Sánchez-Losa, DFE Samtleben, M Sanguineti, P Sapienza, F Schüssler, M Spurio, T Stolarczyk, B Strandberg, M Taiuti, Y Tayalati, T Thakore, SJ Tingay, A Trovato, B Vallage, VV Elewyck, F Versari, S Viola, D Vivolo, J Wilms, D Zaborov, A Zegarelli, JD Zornoza, J Zúñiga, I Collaboration, MG Aartsen, M Ackermann, J Adams, JA Aguilar, M Ahlers, M Ahrens, C Alispach, K Andeen, T Anderson, I Ansseau, G Anton, C Argüelles, J Auffenberg, S Axani, H Bagherpour, X Bai, AB V, A Barbano, SW Barwick, B Bastian, V Baum, S Baur, R Bay, JJ Beatty, K-H Becker, JB Tjus, S BenZvi, D Berley, E Bernardini, DZ Besson, G Binder, D Bindig, E Blaufuss, S Blot, C Bohm, S Böser, O Botner, J Böttcher, E Bourbeau, J Bourbeau, F Bradascio, J Braun, S Bron, J Brostean-Kaiser, A Burgman, J Buscher, RS Busse, T Carver, C Chen, E Cheung, D Chirkin, S Choi, BA Clark, K Clark, L Classen, A Coleman, GH Collin, JM Conrad, P Coppin, P Correa, DF Cowen, R Cross, P Dave, CD Clercq, JJ DeLaunay, H Dembinski, K Deoskar, SD Ridder, P Desiati, KDD Vries, GD Wasseige, MD With, T DeYoung, A Diaz, JC Díaz-Vélez, H Dujmovic, M Dunkman, E Dvorak, B Eberhardt, T Ehrhardt, P Eller, R Engel, PA Evenson, S Fahey, AR Fazely, J Felde, K Filimonov, C Finley, D Fox, A Franckowiak, E Friedman, A Fritz, TK Gaisser, J Gallagher, E Ganster, S Garrappa, L Gerhardt, K Ghorbani, T Glauch, T Glüsenkamp, A Goldschmidt, JG Gonzalez, D Grant, T Grégoire, Z Griffith, S Griswold, M Günder, M Gündüz, C Haack, A Hallgren, R Halliday, L Halve, F Halzen, K Hanson, A Haungs, D Hebecker, D Heereman, P Heix, K Helbing, R Hellauer, F Henningsen, S Hickford, J Hignight, GC Hill, KD Hoffman, R Hoffmann, T Hoinka, B Hokanson-Fasig, K Hoshina, M Huber, T Huber, K Hultqvist, M Hünnefeld, R Hussain, S In, N Iovine, A Ishihara, M Jansson, GS Japaridze, M Jeong, K Jero, BJP Jones, F Jonske, R Joppe, D Kang, W Kang, A Kappes, D Kappesser, T Karg, M Karl, A Karle, M Kauer, M Kellermann, JL Kelley, A Kheirandish, J Kim, T Kintscher, J Kiryluk, T Kittler, SR Klein, R Koirala, H Kolanoski, L Köpke, C Kopper, S Kopper, DJ Koskinen, M Kowalski, K Krings, G Krückl, N Kulacz, N Kurahashi, A Kyriacou, JL Lanfranchi, MJ Larson, F Lauber, JP Lazar, K Leonard, A Leszczyńska, QR Liu, E Lohfink, CJL Mariscal, L Lu, F Lucarelli, A Ludwig, J Lünemann, W Luszczak, Y Lyu, WY Ma, J Madsen, KBM Mahn, Y Makino, P Mallik, K Mallot, S Mancina, IC Mariş, R Maruyama, K Mase, R Maunu, F McNally, K Meagher, M Medici, A Medina, M Meier, S Meighen-Berger, G Merino, T Meures, J Micallef, D Mockler, G Momenté, T Montaruli, RW Moore, R Morse, M Moulai, P Muth, R Nagai, U Naumann, G Neer, LV Nguyen, H Niederhausen, MU Nisa, SC Nowicki, DR Nygren, AO Pollmann, M Oehler, A Olivas, A O'Murchadha, E O'Sullivan, T Palczewski, H Pandya, DV Pankova, N Park, P Peiffer, CPDL Heros, S Philippen, D Pieloth, S Pieper, E Pinat, A Pizzuto, M Plum, A Porcelli, PB Price, GT Przybylski, C Raab, A Raissi, M Rameez, L Rauch, K Rawlins, IC Rea, A Rehman, R Reimann, B Relethford, M Renschler, G Renzi, E Resconi, W Rhode, M Richman, S Robertson, M Rongen, C Rott, T Ruhe, D Ryckbosch, DR Cantu, I Safa, SES Herrera, A Sandrock, J Sandroos, M Santander, S Sarkar, S Sarkar, K Satalecka, M Schaufel, H Schieler, P Schlunder, T Schmidt, A Schneider, J Schneider, FG Schröder, L Schumacher, S Sclafani, D Seckel, S Seunarine, S Shefali, M Silva, R Snihur, J Soedingrekso, D Soldin, M Song, GM Spiczak, C Spiering, J Stachurska, M Stamatikos, T Stanev, R Stein, J Stettner, A Steuer, T Stezelberger, RG Stokstad, ASSS l, NL Strotjohann, T Stürwald, T Stuttard, GW Sullivan, I Taboada, F Tenholt, S Ter-Antonyan, A Terliuk, S Tilav, K Tollefson, L Tomankova, C Tönnis, S Toscano, D Tosi, A Trettin, M Tselengidou, CF Tung, A Turcati, R Turcotte, CF Turley, B Ty, E Unger, MAU Elorrieta, M Usner, J Vandenbroucke, WV Driessche, DV Eijk, NV Eijndhoven, JV Santen, S Verpoest, M Vraeghe, C Walck, A Wallace, M Wallraff, N Wandkowsky, TB Watson, C Weaver, A Weindl, MJ Weiss, J Weldert, C Wendt, J Werthebach, BJ Whelan, N Whitehorn, K Wiebe, CH Wiebusch, L Wille, DR Williams, L Wills, M Wolf, J Wood, TR Wood, K Woschnagg, G Wrede, J Wulff, DL Xu, XW Xu, Y Xu, JP Yanez, G Yodh, S Yoshida, T Yuan, M Zöcklein

We present the results of the first combined dark matter search targeting the Galactic Centre using the ANTARES and IceCube neutrino telescopes. For dark matter particles with masses from 50 to 1000 GeV, the sensitivities on the self-annihilation cross section set by ANTARES and IceCube are comparable, making this mass range particularly interesting for a joint analysis. Dark matter self-annihilation through the $\tau^+\tau^-$, $\mu^+\mu^-$, $b\bar{b}$ and $W^+W^-$ channels is considered for both the Navarro-Frenk-White and Burkert halo profiles. In the combination of 2,101.6 days of ANTARES data and 1,007 days of IceCube data, no excess over the expected background is observed. Limits on the thermally-averaged dark matter annihilation cross section $\langle\sigma_A\upsilon\rangle$ are set. These limits present an improvement of up to a factor of two in the studied dark matter mass range with respect to the individual limits published by both collaborations. When considering dark matter particles with a mass of 200 GeV annihilating through the $\tau^+\tau^-$ channel, the value obtained for the limit is $7.44 \times 10^{-24} \text{cm}^{3}\text{s}^{-1}$ for the Navarro-Frenk-White halo profile. For the purpose of this joint analysis, the model parameters and the likelihood are unified, providing a benchmark for forthcoming dark matter searches performed by neutrino telescopes.


Calculating the primary Lund Jet Plane density

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS (2020) ARTN 170

A Lifson, GP Salam, G Soyez


eV-Scale Sterile Neutrino Search Using Eight Years of Atmospheric Muon Neutrino Data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory

Physical Review Letters American Physical Society (APS) 125 (2020) 141801

MG Aartsen, R Abbasi, M Ackermann, J Adams, JA Aguilar, M Ahlers, M Ahrens, C Alispach, NM Amin, K Andeen, T Anderson, I Ansseau, G Anton, C Argüelles, J Auffenberg, S Axani, H Bagherpour, X Bai, A Balagopal, A Barbano, SW Barwick, B Bastian, V Basu, V Baum, S Baur, R Bay, JJ Beatty, K-H Becker, J Becker Tjus, S BenZvi, D Berley, E Bernardini, DZ Besson, G Binder, D Bindig, E Blaufuss, S Blot, C Bohm, S Böser, O Botner, J Böttcher, E Bourbeau, J Bourbeau, F Bradascio, J Braun, S Bron, J Brostean-Kaiser, A Burgman, J Buscher, RS Busse, T Carver, C Chen, E Cheung, D Chirkin, S Choi, BA Clark, K Clark, L Classen, A Coleman, GH Collin, JM Conrad, P Coppin, P Correa, DF Cowen, R Cross, P Dave, C De Clercq, JJ DeLaunay, H Dembinski, K Deoskar, S De Ridder, A Desai, P Desiati, KD de Vries, G de Wasseige, M de With, T DeYoung, S Dharani, A Diaz, JC Díaz-Vélez, H Dujmovic, M Dunkman, MA DuVernois, E Dvorak, T Ehrhardt, P Eller, R Engel, PA Evenson, S Fahey, AR Fazely, A Fedynitch, J Felde, AT Fienberg, K Filimonov, C Finley, D Fox, A Franckowiak, E Friedman, A Fritz, TK Gaisser, J Gallagher, E Ganster, S Garrappa, L Gerhardt, T Glauch, T Glüsenkamp, A Goldschmidt, JG Gonzalez, D Grant, T Grégoire, Z Griffith, S Griswold, M Günder, M Gündüz, C Haack, A Hallgren, R Halliday, L Halve, F Halzen, K Hanson, J Hardin, A Haungs, S Hauser, D Hebecker, D Heereman, P Heix, K Helbing, R Hellauer, F Henningsen, S Hickford, J Hignight, GC Hill, KD Hoffman, R Hoffmann, T Hoinka, B Hokanson-Fasig, K Hoshina, F Huang, M Huber, T Huber, K Hultqvist, M Hünnefeld, R Hussain, S In, N Iovine, A Ishihara, M Jansson, GS Japaridze, M Jeong, BJP Jones, F Jonske, R Joppe, D Kang, W Kang, A Kappes, D Kappesser, T Karg, M Karl, A Karle, U Katz, M Kauer, M Kellermann, JL Kelley, A Kheirandish, J Kim, T Kintscher, J Kiryluk, T Kittler, SR Klein, R Koirala, H Kolanoski, L Köpke, C Kopper, S Kopper, DJ Koskinen, P Koundal, M Kowalski, K Krings, G Krückl, N Kulacz, N Kurahashi, A Kyriacou, JL Lanfranchi, MJ Larson, F Lauber, JP Lazar, K Leonard, A Leszczyńska, Y Li, QR Liu, E Lohfink, CJ Lozano Mariscal, L Lu, F Lucarelli, A Ludwig, J Lünemann, W Luszczak, Y Lyu, WY Ma, J Madsen, G Maggi, KBM Mahn, Y Makino, P Mallik, S Mancina, IC Mariş, R Maruyama, K Mase, R Maunu, F McNally, K Meagher, M Medici, A Medina, M Meier, S Meighen-Berger, J Merz, T Meures, J Micallef, D Mockler, G Momenté, T Montaruli, RW Moore, R Morse, M Moulai, P Muth, R Nagai, U Naumann, G Neer, LV Nguyen, H Niederhausen, MU Nisa, SC Nowicki, DR Nygren, A Obertacke Pollmann, M Oehler, A Olivas, A O’Murchadha, E O’Sullivan, T Palczewski, H Pandya, DV Pankova, N Park, GK Parker, EN Paudel, P Peiffer, C Pérez de los Heros, S Philippen, D Pieloth, S Pieper, E Pinat, A Pizzuto, M Plum, Y Popovych, A Porcelli, M Prado Rodriguez, PB Price, GT Przybylski, C Raab, A Raissi, M Rameez, L Rauch, K Rawlins, IC Rea, A Rehman, R Reimann, B Relethford, M Renschler, G Renzi, E Resconi, W Rhode, M Richman, B Riedel, S Robertson, M Rongen, C Rott, T Ruhe, D Ryckbosch, D Rysewyk Cantu, I Safa, SE Sanchez Herrera, A Sandrock, J Sandroos, M Santander, S Sarkar, S Sarkar, K Satalecka, M Scharf, M Schaufel, H Schieler, P Schlunder, T Schmidt, A Schneider, J Schneider, FG Schröder, L Schumacher, S Sclafani, D Seckel, S Seunarine, S Shefali, M Silva, B Smithers, R Snihur, J Soedingrekso, D Soldin, M Song, GM Spiczak, C Spiering, J Stachurska, M Stamatikos, T Stanev, R Stein, J Stettner, A Steuer, T Stezelberger, RG Stokstad, A Stößl, NL Strotjohann, T Stürwald, T Stuttard, GW Sullivan, I Taboada, F Tenholt, S Ter-Antonyan, A Terliuk, S Tilav, K Tollefson, L Tomankova, C Tönnis, S Toscano, D Tosi, A Trettin, M Tselengidou, CF Tung, A Turcati, R Turcotte, CF Turley, B Ty, E Unger, MA Unland Elorrieta, M Usner, J Vandenbroucke, W Van Driessche, D van Eijk, N van Eijndhoven, D Vannerom, J van Santen, S Verpoest, M Vraeghe, C Walck, A Wallace, M Wallraff, TB Watson, C Weaver, A Weindl, MJ Weiss, J Weldert, C Wendt, J Werthebach, BJ Whelan, N Whitehorn, K Wiebe, CH Wiebusch, DR Williams, L Wills, M Wolf, TR Wood, K Woschnagg, G Wrede, J Wulff, XW Xu, Y Xu, JP Yanez, G Yodh, S Yoshida, T Yuan, Z Zhang, M Zöcklein


Searching for eV-scale sterile neutrinos with eight years of atmospheric neutrinos at the IceCube neutrino telescope

Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology American Physical Society 102 (2020) 052009

MG Aartsen, R Abbasi, M Ackermann, J Adams, JA Aguilar, M Ahlers, M Ahrens, C Alispach, NM Amin, K Andeen, T Anderson, I Ansseau, G Anton, C Argüelles, J Auffenberg, S Axani, H Bagherpour, X Bai, AB V, A Barbano, SW Barwick, B Bastian, V Basu, V Baum, S Baur, R Bay, JJ Beatty, K-H Becker, JB Tjus, S BenZvi, D Berley, E Bernardini, DZ Besson, G Binder, D Bindig, E Blaufuss, S Blot, C Bohm, S Böser, O Botner, J Böttcher, E Bourbeau, J Bourbeau, F Bradascio, J Braun, S Bron, J Brostean-Kaiser, A Burgman, J Buscher, RS Busse, T Carver, C Chen, E Cheung, D Chirkin, S Choi, BA Clark, K Clark, L Classen, A Coleman, GH Collin, JM Conrad, P Coppin, P Correa, DF Cowen, R Cross, P Dave, CD Clercq, JJ DeLaunay, H Dembinski, K Deoskar, SD Ridder, A Desai, P Desiati, KDD Vries, GD Wasseige, MD With, T DeYoung, S Dharani, A Diaz, JC Díaz-Vélez, H Dujmovic, M Dunkman, MA DuVernois, E Dvorak, T Ehrhardt, P Eller, R Engel, PA Evenson, S Fahey, AR Fazely, A Fedynitch, J Felde, AT Fienberg, K Filimonov, C Finley, D Fox, A Franckowiak, E Friedman, A Fritz, TK Gaisser, J Gallagher, E Ganster, S Garrappa, L Gerhardt, T Glauch, T Glüsenkamp, A Goldschmidt, JG Gonzalez, D Grant, T Grégoire, Z Griffith, S Griswold, M Günder, M Gündüz, C Haack, A Hallgren, R Halliday, L Halve, F Halzen, K Hanson, J Hardin, A Haungs, S Hauser, D Hebecker, D Heereman, P Heix, K Helbing, R Hellauer, F Henningsen, S Hickford, J Hignight, GC Hill, KD Hoffman, R Hoffmann, T Hoinka, B Hokanson-Fasig, K Hoshina, F Huang, M Huber, T Huber, K Hultqvist, M Hünnefeld, R Hussain, S In, N Iovine, A Ishihara, M Jansson, GS Japaridze, M Jeong, BJP Jones, F Jonske, R Joppe, D Kang, W Kang, A Kappes, D Kappesser, T Karg, M Karl, A Karle, U Katz, M Kauer, M Kellermann, JL Kelley, A Kheirandish, J Kim, T Kintscher, J Kiryluk, T Kittler, SR Klein, R Koirala, H Kolanoski, L Köpke, C Kopper, S Kopper, DJ Koskinen, P Koundal, M Kowalski, K Krings, G Krückl, N Kulacz, N Kurahashi, A Kyriacou, JL Lanfranchi, MJ Larson, F Lauber, JP Lazar, K Leonard, A Leszczyńska, Y Li, QR Liu, E Lohfink, CJL Mariscal, L Lu, F Lucarelli, A Ludwig, J Lünemann, W Luszczak, Y Lyu, WY Ma, J Madsen, G Maggi, KBM Mahn, Y Makino, P Mallik, S Mancina, IC Mariş, R Maruyama, K Mase, R Maunu, F McNally, K Meagher, M Medici, A Medina, M Meier, S Meighen-Berger, J Merz, T Meures, J Micallef, D Mockler, G Momenté, T Montaruli, RW Moore, R Morse, M Moulai, P Muth, R Nagai, U Naumann, G Neer, LV Nguyen, H Niederhausen, MU Nisa, SC Nowicki, DR Nygren, AO Pollmann, M Oehler, A Olivas, A O'Murchadha, E O'Sullivan, T Palczewski, H Pandya, DV Pankova, N Park, GK Parker, EN Paudel, P Peiffer, CPDL Heros, S Philippen, D Pieloth, S Pieper, E Pinat, A Pizzuto, M Plum, Y Popovych, A Porcelli, MP Rodriguez, PB Price, GT Przybylski, C Raab, A Raissi, M Rameez, L Rauch, K Rawlins, IC Rea, A Rehman, R Reimann, B Relethford, M Renschler, G Renzi, E Resconi, W Rhode, M Richman, B Riedel, S Robertson, M Rongen, C Rott, T Ruhe, D Ryckbosch, DR Cantu, I Safa, SES Herrera, A Sandrock, J Sandroos, M Santander, S Sarkar, S Sarkar, K Satalecka, M Scharf, M Schaufel, H Schieler, P Schlunder, T Schmidt, A Schneider, J Schneider, FG Schröder, L Schumacher, S Sclafani, D Seckel, S Seunarine, S Shefali, M Silva, B Smithers, R Snihur, J Soedingrekso, D Soldin, M Song, GM Spiczak, C Spiering, J Stachurska, M Stamatikos, T Stanev, R Stein, J Stettner, A Steuer, T Stezelberger, RG Stokstad, A Stößl, NL Strotjohann, T Stürwald, T Stuttard, GW Sullivan, I Taboada, F Tenholt, S Ter-Antonyan, A Terliuk, S Tilav, K Tollefson, L Tomankova, C Tönnis, S Toscano, D Tosi, A Trettin, M Tselengidou, CF Tung, A Turcati, R Turcotte, CF Turley, B Ty, E Unger, MAU Elorrieta, M Usner, J Vandenbroucke, WV Driessche, DV Eijk, NV Eijndhoven, D Vannerom, JV Santen, S Verpoest, M Vraeghe, C Walck, A Wallace, M Wallraff, TB Watson, C Weaver, A Weindl, MJ Weiss, J Weldert, C Wendt, J Werthebach, BJ Whelan, N Whitehorn, K Wiebe, CH Wiebusch, DR Williams, L Wills, M Wolf, TR Wood, K Woschnagg, G Wrede, J Wulff, XW Xu, Y Xu, JP Yanez, G Yodh, S Yoshida, T Yuan, Z Zhang, M Zöcklein

We report in detail on searches for eV-scale sterile neutrinos, in the context of a 3+1 model, using eight years of data from the IceCube neutrino telescope. By analyzing the reconstructed energies and zenith angles of 305,735 atmospheric $\nu_\mu$ and $\bar{\nu}_\mu$ events we construct confidence intervals in two analysis spaces: $\sin^2 (2\theta_{24})$ vs. $\Delta m^2_{41}$ under the conservative assumption $\theta_{34}=0$; and $\sin^2(2\theta_{24})$ vs. $\sin^2 (2\theta_{34})$ given sufficiently large $\Delta m^2_{41}$ that fast oscillation features are unresolvable. Detailed discussions of the event selection, systematic uncertainties, and fitting procedures are presented. No strong evidence for sterile neutrinos is found, and the best-fit likelihood is consistent with the no sterile neutrino hypothesis with a p-value of 8\% in the first analysis space and 19\% in the second.

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