12-23 July 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Constraining the origin of UHECRs and astrophysical neutrinos

13 Jul 2021, 12:00
1h 30m


Talk MM | Multi-Messenger Discussion


Marco Muzio (New York University)


We constrain properties of ultrahigh energy cosmic ray source environments (and potentially astrophysical neutrino sources), including their photon temperature, gas density, size, magnetic field strength and coherence length, using UHECR and neutrino spectra and composition. Our analysis represents a new type of information on UHECR sources, independent of the mechanism responsible for the UHECR acceleration. We also explore the possibility of a common origin of UHECRs and astrophysical neutrinos and further constrain sources which are consistent with this possibility. We show that the common origin hypothesis can only be satisfied for certain hadronic interaction models, showing that multimessenger analyses have the power to also constrain hadronic physics beyond LHC energies.


Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays; astrophysical neutrinos; multimessenger astrophysics; cosmic ray sources

Subcategory Theoretical Results

Primary author

Marco Muzio (New York University)


Glennys Farrar (New York University) Michael Unger

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