Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

First measurements with the ANTARES detector

Jul 16, 2009, 3:00 PM
Middle Lecture Hall B (Kraków, Poland)

Middle Lecture Hall B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Astroparticle Physics I. Astroparticle Physics


Prof. Paul Kooijman (Univ. of Amsterdam/Univ. Utrecht/Nikhef)


The present status of the ANTARES detector is given. The experience of building and running a deep sea neutrino detector in the Mediterranean sea is reviewed. The first neutrino flux limits from astrophysical sources determined by ANTARES are presented. These limits are the most stringent limits to date for the sources in the southern sky, despite being determined in less than half a year data taking with a detector consisting of only five of the final twelve detector lines. The measured downward going muon flux agrees well with previously published experimental data. Finally a look at the first data from the full detector will be given.

Primary author

Prof. Paul Kooijman (Univ. of Amsterdam/Univ. Utrecht/Nikhef)

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