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ANTARES: status and recent results

Abstract : ANTARES is an underwater telescope designed to search for high-energy neutrinos originating from extra-terrestrial sources. The detection principle relies on the observation of Cherenkov light emitted along the path of the charged leptons resulting from charged current neutrino interactions. The detector is a 3-dimensional array of photomultiplier tubes, arranged on twelve vertical lines (each housing 75 photomultipliers), placed at a depth of about 2500 meters 40 km off the coast of Toulon, France. The detector has been continuously collecting data in its full configuration since May 2008: at present 5 neutrino per active day are detected. In this talk a status of the detector operation will be provided and first results on the search for cosmic neutrinos, from point-like and diffuse sources, will be described.
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M. Vecchi. ANTARES: status and recent results. Rencontres de Moriond EW 2011, Mar 2011, La Thuile, Italy. pp.353. ⟨in2p3-00587025⟩



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