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Calibration and characterization of the IceCube photomultiplier tube
Over 5000 PMTs are being deployed at the South Pole to compose the IceCube neutrino observatory. Many are placed deep in the ice to detect Cherenkov light emitted by the products of high-energyExpand
Testing the curvature effect and internal origin of gamma-ray burst prompt emissions and X-ray flares with Swift data
The X-ray light curves of many GRBs have a steep tail following the gamma-rays and have some erratic flares. We assume that these tails and flares are of ''internal'' origin and that their declineExpand
IceCube sensitivity for low-energy neutrinos from nearby supernovae
This paper describes the response of the IceCube neutrino telescope located at the geographic south pole to outbursts of MeV neutrinos from the core collapse of nearby massive stars. IceCube wasExpand
Measurement of South Pole ice transparency with the IceCube LED calibration system
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, approximately 1 km(3) in size, is now complete with 86 strings deployed in the Antarctic ice. IceCube detects the Cherenkov radiation emitted by charged particlesExpand
An absence of neutrinos associated with cosmic-ray acceleration in γ-ray bursts
Very energetic astrophysical events are required to accelerate cosmic rays to above 1018 electronvolts. GRBs (γ-ray bursts) have been proposed as possible candidate sources. In the GRB ‘fireball’Expand
Measurement of the atmospheric neutrino energy spectrum from 100 GeV to 400 TeV with IceCube
A measurement of the atmospheric muon neutrino energy spectrum from 100 GeV to 400 TeV was performed using a data sample of about 18 000 up-going atmospheric muon neutrino events in IceCube. BoostedExpand
Gasdynamics of relativistically expanding gamma-ray burst sources : kinematics, energetics, magnetic fields, and efficiency
We calculate both analytically and numerically the evolution of highly relativistic fireballs through the stages of free expansion and coasting, and determine the dependence of the thermodynamic andExpand
We report our discovery in Swift satellite data of a transient gamma-ray counterpart (3.2$\sigma$ confidence) to the fast radio burst FRB131104, the first such counterpart to any FRB. The transientExpand
High-Energy Neutrino Emission from Short Gamma-Ray Bursts: Prospects for Coincident Detection with Gravitational Waves
We investigate current and future prospects for coincident detection of high-energy neutrinos and gravitational waves (GWs). Short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs) are believed to originate from mergers ofExpand
Detection of a Thermal Spectral Component in the Prompt Emission of GRB 100724B
Observations of GRB 100724B with the Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor find that the spectrum is dominated by the typical Band functional form, which is usually taken to represent a non-thermal emissionExpand