A deep-sea neutrino telescope Academic Article uri icon


  • The neutrino is characterized, its intellectual history is outlined, and the generation of relativistic particles is discussed. Neutrino telescopes are described with an emphasis on the proposed Deep Underwater Muon and Neutrino Detector (DUMAND). The detector consists of an array of light sensors placed above the ocean floor at a depth of five kilometers with seawater as the detecting medium. It is noted that the DUMAND array will permit the examination of fundamental concepts in particle physics such as the electroweak theory.

publication date

  • January 1, 1981