Panoramic View of AMANDA-II
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A new telescope is born!
The dream, now more than 40 years old, of constructing a radically different telescope has been realized by the innovative AMANDA project. Instead of sensing light, like all telescopes since the time of Galileo, AMANDA responds to a fundamental particle called a neutrino. Neutrino messengers provide a startlingly new view of the Universe. Members of UCI team designed the first practical implementation of the generic ideas formulated many years ago, an re--introduced in late 80's with the twist of using Antarctic ice instead of water. Due to the remoteness of the site in Antarctica, we decided to minimize complexity of the design while recognizing that the simplest devices and system architectures were sufficient to answer the key questions. This concept proved highly effective. AMANDA is now an international collaboration involving institutions from the US, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, and Venezuela.

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top news
  • AMANDA begins to search for High Energy Sources of Neutrinos!
  • Point  Source Paper Released (July 31, 2002)
  • Atm Neutrino Paper Available
  • Cascade (nu-e) Paper
  • WIMP Paper Available
  • AMANDA in Wired Magazine



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