On the high-energy neutrino emission from active galactic nuclei

Emma Kun, Peter L. Biermann, Silke Britzen, László Gergely

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We review observational aspects of the active galactic nuclei and their jets in connection with the detection of high-energy neutrinos by the Antarctic IceCube Neutrino Observatory. We propose that a reoriented jet generated by the spin-flipping supermassive black hole in a binary merger is likely the source of such high-energy neutrinos. Hence they encode important information on the afterlife of coalescing supermassive black hole binaries. As the gravitational radiation emanating from them will be monitored by the future LISA space mission, high-energy neutrino detections could be considered a contributor to multi-messenger astronomy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018


  • Active galactic nuclei
  • Gravitational waves
  • High-energy neutrino emission
  • Relativistic jets
  • Supermassive black holes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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