The prompt atmospheric neutrino flux in the light of LHCb

@article{Gauld2016ThePA,
  title={The prompt atmospheric neutrino flux in the light of LHCb},
  author={Rhorry Gauld and Juan Rojo and Luca Rottoli and Subir Sarkar and Jim Talbert},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={2016},
  pages={1-22}
}
A bstractThe recent observation of very high energy cosmic neutrinos by IceCube heralds the beginning of neutrino astronomy. At these energies, the dominant background to the astrophysical signal is the flux of ‘prompt’ neutrinos, arising from the decay of charmed mesons produced by cosmic ray collisions in the atmosphere. In this work we provide predictions for the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux in the framework of perturbative QCD, using state-of-the-art Monte Carlo event generators. Our… CONTINUE READING

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