Jul 12 – 23, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Search for Magnetic Monopoles with ten years of ANTARES data

Jul 12, 2021, 6:00 PM
1h 30m


Talk NU | Neutrinos & Muons Discussion


Jihad Boumaaza (Antares/KM3NeT)


The present study is an updated search for magnetic monopoles using data taken with the ANTARES neutrino telescope over a period of 10 years (January 2008 to December 2017). In accordance with some grand unification theories, magnetic monopoles could have been created during the phase of symmetry breaking in the early Universe, and accelerated by galactic magnetic fields. As a consequence of their high energy, they could cross the Earth and emit a significant signal in a Cherenkov-based telescope like ANTARES, for appropriate mass and velocity ranges. This analysis uses a run-by-run simulation strategy, as well as a new simulation of magnetic monopoles taking into account the Kasama, Yang and Goldhaber cross section. The results obtained for relativistic magnetic monopoles with velocity v ≥ 0.57c will be presented.


Magnetic Monopole, Neutrinos Telescope, Antares

Collaboration Antares
Subcategory Experimental Results
other Collaboration KM3NeT

Primary author

Jihad Boumaaza (Antares/KM3NeT)


Jürgen Brunner (CPPM) Prof. Yahya TAYALATI (Antares/KM3NeT) Prof. Abdelilah MOUSSA (Antares/KM3NeT)

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