ANTARES, NEMO & NESTOR: the deep blue triangle Print E-mail

ImageIt could have been the scenery of “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea”. Indeed ANTARES, NEMO and NESTOR are three undersea experiments worthy of Jules Verne. And they are pilot projects for a km3 neutrino telescope to be built in the depth of the Mediterranean Sea: following is a review of their status by their respective spokesmen.




ANTARES: soon in full operation
Between 3 and 5 December 2007 the ANTARES collaboration made a great advance in the construction of its Neutrino Telescope…
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NEMO: developing advanced technology
The validation of detector prototypes was carried out at the underwater test site of the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) of INFN at 2100 m depth…
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NESTOR: the deepest experiment
NESTOR physicists paraphrase an ancient Greek proverb saying, “When the Gods control the signal, the experimental physicists must work hard to reduce the background”…
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