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The deep ocean is the largest and least known ecosystem on Earth. It hosts numerous pelagic organisms, most of which are able to emit light. Here we present a unique data set consisting of a 2.5-year long record of light emission by deep-sea pelagic organisms, measured from December 2007 to June 2010 at the ANTARES underwater neutrino telescope in the deep(More)
The First G-APD Cherenkov Telescope (FACT) is an Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescope located on the Canary Island of La Palma. It is the first of its kind which uses Geiger-mode Avalanche Photo Diodes (G-APDs) as photosensors to detect the Cherenkov radiation emitted from secondary particles in a high-energy gamma-ray air shower. A new analysis chain has been(More)
J. Buß∗b, M. L. Ahnen a, M. Balbo c, M. Bergmann d , A. Biland a, C. Bockermann e, T. Bretz a, K. A. Brügge b, D. Dorner d , S. Einecke b, J. Freiwald b, C. Hempfling d , D. Hildebrand a, G. Hughes a, W. Lustermann a, K. Mannheim d , K. Meier d , K. Morik d , S. Müller a, D. Neise a, A. Neronov c, M. Nöthe b, A.-K. Overkemping b, A. Paravac d , F. Pauss a,(More)
IceCube is a one-gigaton instrument located at the geographic South Pole, designed to detect cosmic neutrinos, identify the particle nature of dark matter, and study high-energy neutrinos themselves. Simulation of the IceCube detector and processing of data require a significant amount of computational resources. This paper presents the first detailed(More)
The measurement of muon energy is critical for many analyses in large Cherenkov detectors, particularly those that involve separating extraterrestrial neutrinos from the atmospheric neutrino background. Muon energy has traditionally been determined by measuring the specific energy loss (dE/dx) along the muon's path and relating the dE/dx to the muon energy.(More)
With the installation of its last two lines in May 2008, ANTARES is currently the largest neutrino detector in the Northern Hemisphere. The detector comprises 12 detection lines, carrying 884 ten-inch photomultipliers, at a depth of about 2500 m in the Mediterranean Sea, about 40 km off shore Toulon in South France. Thanks to its exceptional angular(More)
The timed up and go test (TUG) is a widely used clinical test for the evaluation of balance and mobility. An instrumented version of TUG (iTUG) has been proposed to provide quantitative information on TUG performances. Here, we hypothesized that l-dopa may differently influence gait parameters recorded by a portable inertial sensor. To test this idea, we(More)
The detection of acoustic signals from ultra-high energy neutrino interactions is a promising method to measure the flux of cosmogenic neutrinos expected on Earth. The energy threshold for this process depends strongly on the absolute noise level in the target material. The South Pole Acoustic Test Setup (SPATS), deployed in the upper part of four boreholes(More)
IceCube is a one-gigaton instrument located at the geographic South Pole, designed to detect cosmic neutrinos, identify the particle nature of dark matter, and study high-energy neutrinos themselves. Simulation of the IceCube detector and processing of data require a significant amount of computational resources. IceProd is a distributed management system(More)