The AMANDA neutrino telescope

E. C. Andrés, P. Askebjer, S. W. Barwick, R. C. Bay, L. Bergström, A. Biron, J. Booth, O. Botner, A. Bouchta, S. Carius, M. Carlson, W. Chinowsky, D. Chirkin, J. Conrad, C. G S Costa, D. Cowen, E. Dalberg, T. DeYoung, J. Edsjö, P. EkströmA. Goobar, L. Gray, A. Hallgren, F. Halzen, R. Hardtke, S. Hart, Y. He, C. P. De Los Heros, G. Hill, P. O. Hulth, S. Hundertmark, J. Jacobsen, A. Jones, V. Kandhadai, A. Karle, J. Kim, H. Leich, M. Leuthold, P. Lindahl, I. Liubarsky, P. Loaiza, D. Lowder, P. Marciniewski, T. C. Miller, P. Miocinovic, P. C. Mock, R. Morse, M. Newcomer, P. Niessen, D. Nygren, R. Porrata, D. Potter, P. B. Price, G. Przybylski, W. Rhode, S. Richter, J. Rodriguez, P. Romenesko, D. Ross, H. Rubinstein, T. Schmidt, E. Schneider, R. Schwarz, U. Schwendicke, G. Smoot, M. Solarz, V. Sorin, C. Spiering, P. Steffen, R. Stokstad, O. Streicher, I. Taboada, T. Thon, S. Tilav, C. Walck, C. H. Wiebusch, R. Wischnewski, K. Woschnagg, W. Wu, G. Yodh, S. Young

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With an effective telescope area of order 104 m2 for TeV neutrinos, a threshold near ∼50 GeV and a pointing accuracy of 2.5 degrees per muon track, the AMANDA detector represents the first of a new generation of high energy neutrino telescopes, reaching a scale envisaged over 25 years ago. We describe early results on the calibration of natural deep ice as a particle detector as well as on AMANDA's performance as a neutrino telescope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)474-485
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - May 1999

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*Work supported by the Department of Energy under grant DE-FG02-91 ER40690.


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