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Search for neutrinos from transient sources with the ANTARES telescope and optical follow-up observations

Abstract : The ANTARES telescope has the opportunity to detect transient neutrino sources, such as gamma-ray bursts, core-collapse supernovae, flares of active galactic nuclei... To enhance the sensitivity to these sources, we have developed a new detection method based on the optical follow-up of “golden” neutrino events such as neutrino doublets coincident in time and space or single neutrinos of very high energy. The ANTARES Collaboration has therefore developed a very fast on-line reconstruction with a good angular resolution. These characteristics allow to trigger an optical telescope network; since February 2009, ANTARES is sending alert trigger one or two times per month to the two 25 cm robotic telescope of TAROT. This optical follow-up of such special events would not only give access to the nature of the sources but also improves the sensitivity for transient neutrino sources
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Imen Al Samarai, D. Dornic, S. Basa, A. Klotz, V. Bertin, et al.. Search for neutrinos from transient sources with the ANTARES telescope and optical follow-up observations. Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics (SF2A 2009), Jun 2009, Besançon, France. ⟨in2p3-00466858⟩

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