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dc.contributor.authorIceCube Collaboration
dc.contributor.authorThe Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network
dc.contributor.authorHAWC
dc.contributor.authorFermi
dc.contributor.authorLCO
dc.contributor.authorMASTER
dc.contributor.authorVERITAS
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-25T17:56:41Z
dc.date.available2018-10-25T17:56:41Z
dc.date.issued2017-11
dc.identifier.citationIceCube Collaboration. "Multiwavelength follow-up of a rare IceCube neutrino multiplet”, Astronomy & Astrophysics. (2017) 607. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201730620en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/27040
dc.description.abstractOn February 17, 2016, the IceCube real-time neutrino search identified, for the first time, three muon neutrino candidates arriving within 100 s of one another, consistent with coming from the same point in the sky. Such a triplet is expected once every 13.7 years as a random coincidence of background events. However, considering the lifetime of the follow-up program the probability of detecting at least one triplet from atmospheric background is 32%. Follow-up observatories were notified in order to search for an electromagnetic counterpart. Observations were obtained by Swift ’s X-ray telescope, by ASAS-SN, LCO and MASTER at optical wavelengths, and by VERITAS in the very-high-energy gamma-ray regime. Moreover, the Swift BAT serendipitously observed the location 100 s after the first neutrino was detected, and data from the Fermi LAT and HAWC observatory were analyzed. We present details of the neutrino triplet and the follow-up observations. No likely electromagnetic counterpart was detected, and we discuss the implications of these constraints on candidate neutrino sources such as gamma-ray bursts, core-collapse supernovae and active galactic nucleus flares. This study illustrates the potential of and challenges for future follow-up campaignsen_US
dc.publisherEDP Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectAstroparticle physicsen_US
dc.subjectNeutrinosen_US
dc.subjectGamma-ray burst: generalen_US
dc.subjectSupernovae: generaen_US
dc.subjectGalaxies: activeen_US
dc.subjectX-rays: burstsen_US
dc.titleMultiwavelength follow-up of a rare IceCube neutrino multipleten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorBesson, David Zeke
kusw.kudepartmentPhysics and Astronomyen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201730620en_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher versionen_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
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