Jul 12 – 23, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Multi-wavelength and neutrino emission from blazar PKS 1502+106

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


Poster MM | Multi-Messenger Discussion


Xavier Rodrigues (DESY / Ruhr University Bochum)


In July of 2019, the IceCube experiment detected a high-energy neutrino from the direction of the powerful quasar PKS 1502+106. I discuss the results of multi-wavelength and multi-messenger modeling of this source, using a fully self-consistent one-zone model that includes the contribution of radiation fields external to the jet. Three distinct activity states of the blazar can be identified: one quiescent state and two flaring states with hard and soft gamma-ray spectra. All three states ca be described by the same leptohadronic model, which also predicts a substantial neutrino flux. These results are compatible with the detection of a neutrino during the quiescent state, based on event rate statistics. The soft X-ray spectra observed during bright flares strongly suggest a hadronic contribution, which can be interpreted as additional evidence for cosmic ray acceleration in the source independently of neutrino observations.


PKS 1502+106; blazars; AGN; IceCube; leptohadronic modeling

Subcategory Theoretical Results

Primary authors

Xavier Rodrigues (DESY / Ruhr University Bochum) Simone Garrappa (Z_ICE (IceCube+NG)) Shan Gao (DESY) Dr Vaidehi Paliya Anna Franckowiak (DESY) Walter Winter (DESY)

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