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Updated : 14 June 2006

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Antares scientific overview

The ANTARES Collaboration is constructing a large area water Cherenkov detector in the deep Mediterranean Sea. This detector is optimised for the detection of muons from high-energy astrophysical neutrinos.

The observation of high energy neutrinos will open a new window on the universe. The primary aim of the experiment is to use neutrinos as a tool to study particle acceleration mechanisms in energetic astrophysical objects such as active galactic nuclei and gamma-ray bursts, which may also shed light on the origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

At somewhat lower energies, non-baryonic dark matter (WIMPs) may be detected through the neutrinos produced when gravitationally captured WIMPs annihilate in the cores of the Earth and the Sun, and neutrino oscillations can be measured by studying distortions in the energy spectrum of upward-going atmospheric neutrinos.

The CC role for Antares

The CC is the unique data storage center for Antares experiment. Some of these data are simulated outside, and then, transfered to the CC. The CC availability is then essential for the collaboration. In the same way, the network link between the experimental site at La Seyne and the CC is also essential.

Antares at CC

Restricted area to Antares and CC staff. You will find more informations about the CC usage by Antares. Also meetings between Antares and the CC are availables.

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