Scribe: Matteo Barsuglia
Ms Anna Franckowiak (Humboldt University, Berlin)
IceCube, currently under construction in the glacial ice at the geographic South Pole, will be the first neutrino telescope comprising a volume of one cubic kilometer. At the moment three quarters of the detector has been completed and is already taking data while the full detector will be finished in the austral summer of 2010/11. The search for neutrinos of astrophysical origin is among the...
Prof. Johannes van den Brand (Nikhef)
An overview is given of the next generation gravitational wave detectors and high-energy neutrino observatories. The status of Advanced Virgo and KM3Net is discussed. Ideas about the third generation gravitational wave detector Einstein Telescope are presented.
Mr Kevin Payet (LPSC)
The Pierre Auger observatory is able to discriminate between showers induced by Ultra High Energy neutrinos and showers from any other primary. This allows to search for such particles in the data from downgoing showers with large zenith angles (theta > 75°). But the observatory is also sensitive to Earth-skimming tau neutrinos that interact in the Earth's crust to produce a tau lepton that...