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Energy and Zenith

Reconstruction Improvement.
A Study to explore a potential improvement in energy
and directional reconstruction of cascades in IceCube
DeepCore.

Supervisor: Summer Blot


Andrzej Novak
Potential improvement in cascade resolution
Zeuthen, August 9th

Outline.
> Introduction:

> Analysis:

IceCube DeepCore
Neutrino oscillations

> Conclusions

> Method:
Event reconstructions
SANTA
Monopod
MultiNest

Reconstructions
comparison

Pros and cons


Effect on final level
confidence interval

Calculating
resolutions

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Neutrino Oscillations and DeepCore.

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SANTA Reconstruction.
> Assumes non-scattered
Cherenkov light, directly
propagating from the
source
> Selective; only
reconstructs clean events
> Does not include
scattering of photons in
ice
> Separately fits energy and
direction
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Monopod Reconstruction.
> Primarily energy
reconstruction, intended
for high energy events
> Includes energy losses
due to scattering in ice
> Developed for tracks
(multiple sources), can be
applied to cascades (one
source)

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MultiNest Reconstruction.
> Bayesian inference, full
8D fit.
> Time, length, energy, x, y,
z, zenith, azimuth
> Low-energy hybrid
reconstructions
> Computationally intensive
only part of data was
reconstructed.

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Energy Distribution.

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Pull: Reconstruction - Simulation.

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Energy Resolution.

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Outline.
> Introduction:

> Analysis:

IceCube DeepCore
Neutrino oscillations

> Conclusions

> Method:
Event reconstructions
SANTA
Monopod
MultiNest

Reconstructions
comparison

Pros and cons


Effect on final level
confidence interval

Calculating
resolutions

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Energy Resolutions.

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Zenith Resolutions.

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Energy Resolutions Comparison -

Minor improvement in energy


reconstruction with Monopod for
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Zenith Resolutions Comparison -

Significant improvement in zenith


reconstruction with MultiNest for both and
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Outline.
> Introduction:

> Analysis:

IceCube DeepCore
Neutrino oscillations

> Conclusions

> Method:
Event reconstructions
SANTA
Monopod
MultiNest

Reconstructions
comparison

Pros and cons


Effect on final level
confidence interval

Calculating
resolutions

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Conclusion.
SANTA/Monopod

MultiNest

> Pros:

> Pros:

Less affected by
systematic uncertainties

Fits all parameters


simultaneously

Fast

Uses complete
information

> Cons:
Limited efficiency, due
to direct hits selection
Potentially less accurate,
doesnt use complete
information
Poor cascade
reconstruction

High efficiency
Sensitive to all events

> Cons:
Computationally
intensive
Complicated to
estimate systematic

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Conclusion.

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Conclusion.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.


My thanks go to:
Summer Blot for being a wonderful supervisor,
Andrii Terliuk for help with countless coding issues,
and
DESY Zeuthen, for enabling me to attend this summer
programme.

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