Neutrino Telescopes in Antarctica

Jenni Adams, PASA, 17 (1), 13.
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Neutrino Telescopes in Antarctica

Jenni Adams 1

1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand


It is hoped that in the near future neutrino astronomy will reach throughout and beyond our galaxy and make measurements relevant to cosmology, astrophysics, cosmic-ray and particle physics. The construction of a high-energy neutrino telescope requires a huge volume of very transparent, deeply buried material such as ocean water or ice, which acts as the medium for detecting the particles. I will describe two experiments using Antarctic ice as this medium: the AMANDA experiment employing photomultiplier tubes and RICE utilising radio receivers

Keywords: Cosmic rays

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