Speaker: Emre B. Yildizci, Physics PhD Graduate Student
Abstract: In the past, Icecube diffuse neutrino analyses at high energies have utilized event selections with contained and non-contained vertices separately. I have started to investigate the possibility of a unified, combined analysis approach. This approach promises a significant enhancement in selection efficiency for the highest-energy neutrinos. Additionally, I have studied novel techniques to reject background from cosmic ray muons. I will present our initial findings and the plan for completing the analysis.