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GCN Circular 24988

IceCube-190704A: Upper limits from a search for additional neutrino events in IceCube
2019-07-05T21:39:40Z (5 years ago)
Alex Pizzuto at ICECUBE/U of Wisconsin <>
The IceCube Collaboration ( reports:

IceCube has performed a search for additional track-like muon neutrino events arriving
from the direction of IceCube-190704A ( in a time
range of 2 days centered on the alert event time (2019-07-03 18:48:52.25 UTC to 2019-07-05 18:48:52.25 UTC) during which IceCube was collecting good quality data. Excluding the
event that prompted the alert, one additional track-like event is found in spatial coincidence
with the 90% point spread function containment of IceCube-190704A. We find that these data are well described
by atmospheric background expectations, with a p-value of 1.0. Accordingly, these data would
represent a time-integrated muon-neutrino flux upper limit at the alert position assuming an E^-2 spectrum (E^2
dN/dE) at the 90% CL of 5.1 x 10^-5 TeV cm^-2 for this observation period. 90% of events
IceCube would detect from a source at this declination with an E^-2 spectrum are
approximately between 1 TeV and 1 PeV.

A subsequent search was performed to include the previous month of data (2019-06-04 18:48:52.25 UTC to 2019-07-05 18:48:52.25 UTC). In this case, we report a p-value of 1.0,
consistent with no significant excess of track-like events, and a corresponding time-integrated
muon-neutrino flux upper limit assuming an E^-2 spectrum (E^2 dN/dE) of
 1.4 x 10^-4 TeV cm^-2 at the 90% CL.

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a cubic-kilometer neutrino detector operating at the geographic South Pole, Antarctica. The IceCube realtime alert point of contact can be reached at<>.
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