12-14 October 2011
Physics Lecture Hall
Europe/Berlin timezone

Calibration systems of the ANTARES neutrino telescope

12 Oct 2011, 14:00
HH (Physics Lecture Hall)


Physics Lecture Hall

Hörsaalgebäude - Staudtstraße 5 - 91058 Erlangen - Germany
Calibration Parallel Session 3


Juan Pablo Gómez González (ANTARES)


The ANTARES neutrino telescope is a photo-detector array consisting of 12 flexible strings holding 885 photomultiplier tubes which collect the Cherenkov light emitted by the charged leptons produced in the interaction of high energy neutrinos with the matter in or surrounding the detector. The trajectories of the resulting muons can be reconstructed using the time, position and charge information of the hits arriving to the PMTS. An accurate calibration of each acquisition elements is demanded to ensure the best event reconstruction attainable and to make astronomy. This contribution reviews the different calibration systems and methods developed in ANTARES, including some measurements that validate the expected performance.

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