EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 283, 2023Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR 2022)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||UHECR Sources, Acceleration Mechanisms and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics|
|Published online||28 April 2023|
Searching for neutral particles at the highest energies at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Center for Particle Physics Siegen, University of Siegen, Walter-Flex-Str. 3, 57072 Siegen, Germany
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Published online: 28 April 2023
The Pierre Auger Observatory, being the largest air-shower experiment in the world, offers an unprecedented exposure to neutral particles at the highest energies. Since the beginning of data collection more than 18 years ago, several searches for ultra-high-energy (UHE, E > 1017 eV) photons and neutrinos have been performed. The upper limits on the diffuse flux of UHE photons and neutrinos derived from Auger data are among the most stringent in the world, severely constraining models for the origin of UHE cosmic rays. In addition, the Pierre Auger Observatory contributes to current efforts in multimessenger astronomy through follow-up searches for UHE photons and neutrinos in association with transient events, such as gravitational wave events. The various activities concerning searches for UHE photons and neutrinos in the data from the Pierre Auger Observatory are presented and the current results are summarized. In addition, future perspectives will be discussed.
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