The ANTARES telescope neutrino alert system

M. Ageron, J. A. Aguilar, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Andre, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. -J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, A. Bigi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-CaboB. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, A. Enzenhoefer, J-P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J-L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, J. Hartman, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hoessl, C. C. Hsu, M. de Jong, M. Kadler, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, O. Kavatsyuk, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, K. Payet, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, C. Richardt, R. Richter, C. Riviere, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, J. Ruiz-Rivas, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J-P. Schuller, F. Schuessler, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, A. Sanchez-Losa, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi*, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

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    Abstract

    The ANTARES telescope has the capability to detect neutrinos produced in astrophysical transient sources. Potential sources include gamma-ray bursts, core collapse supernovae, and flaring active galactic nuclei. To enhance the sensitivity of ANTARES to such sources, a new detection method based on coincident observations of neutrinos and optical signals has been developed. A fast online muon track reconstruction is used to trigger a network of small automatic optical telescopes. Such alerts are generated for special events, such as two or more neutrinos, coincident in time and direction, or single neutrinos of very high energy. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)530-536
    Number of pages7
    JournalAstroparticle Physics
    Volume35
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar-2012

    Keywords

    • ANTARES
    • Neutrino astronomy
    • Transient sources
    • Optical follow-up
    • GAMMA-RAY BURSTS
    • FOLLOW-UP OBSERVATIONS
    • FLUX
    • SEARCH

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