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The ANTARES Deep-Sea Neutrino Telescope: Operation and Calibration

3 May 2010, 15:30
Oustau Calendal Conference Center

Oustau Calendal Conference Center

Cassis, France
Oral presentation Cherenkov detectors in astroparticle physics Cherenkov detectors in astroparticle physics


Dr Heide Costantini (INFN-Genova)


The ANTARES detector is the world’s first operating deep-sea neutrino telescope. It is located at a depth of 2475m in the Mediterranean Sea, close to Toulon, France. ANTARES comprises a three dimensional array of 885 photomultipliers, designed to detect the Cherenkov light produced by neutrino-induced muons passing close to the detector. Since June 2008, the construction of the detector is complete. Various aspects of the detector construction are described and the methods adopted to calibrate in-situ the efficiency, timing and positioning of the detector are presented.
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Dr Heide Costantini (INFN-Genova)

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