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Session 62 - Workshop on the Future of Antarctic Astrophysics - II.
Topical, Oral session, Wednesday, June 10

[62.28] ICECUBE: The Future of Neutrino Astronomy

F. Halzen (U. Wisconsin, Madison)

With an effective telescope area of order 10,000 meter squared, the AMANDA Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array represents the first of a new generation of high energy neutrino telescopes, reaching a scale envisaged over 25 years ago. We will argue however that a high energy neutrino telescope should have an effective area of order 1 square kilometer in order to detect neutrino emission from the most energetic cosmic processes involving pulsars, black holes, active galactic nuclei and the like. Such an instrument also has unique capabilities in searching for neutrino mass and dark matter. An international collaboration has recently taken the initiative to construct such a telescope by instrumenting one kilometer cubed of Antarctic ice as a neutrino detector.

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