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Neutrino detection of transient sources with optical follow-up observations

Abstract : The ANTARES telescope has the opportunity to detect transient sources with neutrinos, such as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), core-collapse supernovae (SNe), flares of active galactic nuclei (AGNs)... To enhance the sensitivity to these sources, we are developing a new detection method based on the coincidence of neutrinos burst and an optical detection. The ANTARES Collaboration is implementing a fast on-line reconstruction with a good angular resolution. These caracteristics allow to trigger an optical telescopes network in order to identify the nature of the neutrinos (and high energy cosmic-rays) sources. This follow-up can be done with a network of small automatic telescopes and required a small observation time. An optical follow-up of special events, such as neutrinos doublet in coincidence in time and space or single neutrino with a very high energy, would not only give access to the nature of the sources but also improve the sensitivity for neutrino detection from SNe or GRBs.
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D. Dornic, S. Basa, J. Brunner, J. Busto, M. Boer, et al.. Neutrino detection of transient sources with optical follow-up observations. Semaine de l'Astrophysique Française - Journées de la SF2A 2008, Jun 2008, Paris, France. ⟨in2p3-00322116⟩



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