Multi-messenger astronomy with Centaurus A

M Kachelrieß, S Ostapchenko, R Tomàs
2008 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
We calculate for the nearest active galactic nucleus (AGN), Centaurus A, the differential flux of high energy cosmic rays and of accompanying secondary photons and neutrinos expected from hadronic interactions in the source. We use as two basic models for the acceleration of cosmic rays shock acceleration in the radio jet and acceleration in the regular electromagnetic fields close to the core of the AGN. Normalizing the ultrahigh energy cosmic ray flux from Centaurus A to the observations of
more » ... e Auger experiment, we discuss the prospects for a future neutrino and gamma-ray detection.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/136/4/042065 fatcat:ltzzpml5crg6jdd6dh323da6ny