IV Plenary Session
- Maurizio Lusignoli (ROMA1)
Prof. Guido Altarelli (Universita' di Roma Tre & CERN)
We present a concise overview of the status of particle physics after the important recent experimental developments.
Dr Veronique Van Elewyck (APC & Université Paris Diderot)
The ANTARES neutrino telescope is currently the largest operating water Cherenkov detector and the largest neutrino detector in the Northern Hemisphere. It comprises 885 optical modules distributed on 12 detection lines anchored at a depth of about 2,5 km in the Mediterranean Sea near Toulon (France). Its main scientific target is the detection of high-energy (TeV and beyond) neutrinos from...
Ignacio Taboada (Georgia Institute of Technology)
IceCube is a neutrino observatory in operation at the geographical South Pole. The main objective of IceCube is to conduct high-energy neutrino astronomy, including the search for the sources of cosmic rays. Neutrinos are detected by observing blue Cherenkov light from charged particles product of neutrino-matter interaction at or near the detector. An array of 86 strings, each consisting of...
Dr Juan-Jose Hernandez-Rey (IFIC (CSIC-University of Valencia))
The KM3NeT Collaboration aims to build, deploy and operate in the Mediterranean Sea a neutrino telescope with a volume of several cube kilometres. Using the experienced gained by the precursor projects, this telescope will complement IceCube, ensuring full coverage of the sky. Due to its location, it will have a privileged access to the Galactic centre and to a large fraction of the Galactic...
Prof. Zhan-Arys Dzhilkibaev (Institute for Nuclear Research)
The construction of a km3-scale neutrino telescope – the Gigaton Volume Detector (GVD) in Lake Baikal – is the central goal of the Baikal collaboration. During the R&D phase of the GVD project in 2008–2010 years the basic elements of GVD – new optical modules, FADC readout units, underwater communications and trigger systems – have been developed, produced and tested in situ by long-term...