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ANTARES and KM3NeT: The Latest Results of the Neutrino Telescopes in the Mediterranean

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Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università, Via Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova, Italy
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INFN - Sezione di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova, Italy
This Paper Is Based on the Talk at the 7th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics (ICNFP 2018), Crete, Greece, 4–12 July 2018.
Universe 2019, 5(2), 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe5020065
Received: 29 November 2018 / Revised: 24 January 2019 / Accepted: 11 February 2019 / Published: 21 February 2019
The measurement of cosmic neutrinos is a new and unique method to observe the Universe. Neutrinos are chargeless, weakly-interacting particles that can provide information about the interior of an astrophysical object for cosmological distances. Indeed, they are a complementary probe with respect to other messengers such as multi-wavelength light and charged cosmic rays, allowing the observation of the far Universe and providing information on the production mechanism. Here, the neutrino telescopes in the Mediterranean Sea that are operating or in progress will be reviewed. The ANTARES (Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental RESearch) detector is the largest neutrino telescope currently in operation in the Mediterranean Sea and the first operating in sea water. Some of the ANTARES results will be summarized, including diffuse, point-like, and multi-messenger source searches. Finally, the future km 3 -scale telescope KM3NeT (Cubic Kilometre Neutrino Telescope) will be described focusing on the expected performances and sensitivities. View Full-Text
Keywords: neutrino; astrophysics; mass hierarchy neutrino; astrophysics; mass hierarchy
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Sanguineti, M., on behalf of ANTARES and KM3NeT collaborations. ANTARES and KM3NeT: The Latest Results of the Neutrino Telescopes in the Mediterranean. Universe 2019, 5, 65.

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