Thom Castermans

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A. Karle for the IceCube Collaboration: J. Ahrens, J.N. Bahcall, X. Bai, T. Becka, K.-H. Becker, D.Z. Besson D. Berley , E. Bernardini, D. Bertrand, F. Binon, A. Biron, S. Böser, C. Bohm, O. Botner, O. Bouhali, Th. Burgess, T. Castermans, D. Chirkin, J. Conrad, J. Cooley, D.F. Cowen, A. Davour, C. De Clercq, T. DeYoung, P. Desiati, J.-P. Dewulf, B. Dingus,(More)
We present the results of a search for point sources of high-energy neutrinos in the northern hemisphere using AMANDA-II data collected in the year 2000. Included are flux limits on several active-galactic-nuclei blazars, microquasars, magnetars, and other candidate neutrino sources. A search for excesses above a random background of cosmic-ray-induced(More)
We report on a search for electro-magnetic and/or hadronic showers (cascades) induced by high energy neutrinos in the data collected with the AMANDA II detector during the year 2000. The observed event rates are consistent with the expectations for atmospheric neutrinos and muons. We place upper limits on a diffuse flux of extraterrestrial electron, tau and(More)
This paper bundles 40 contributions by the IceCube collaboration that were submitted to the 30 International Cosmic Ray Conference ICRC 2007. The articles cover studies on cosmic rays and atmospheric neutrinos, searches for non-localized, extraterrestrial νe, νμ and ντ signals, scans for steady and intermittent neutrino point sources, searches for dark(More)
Point source searches with the IceCube neutrino telescope have been restricted to one hemisphere, due to the exclusive selection of upward going events as a way of rejecting the atmospheric muon background. We show that the region above the horizon can be included by suppressing the background through energy-sensitive cuts. This improves the sensitivity(More)
The IceCube neutrino telescope, to be constructed near the Antarctic South Pole, represents the next generation of neutrino telescope. Its large 1 km size will make it uniquely sensitive to the detection of neutrinos from astrophysical sources. The current design of the detector is presented. The basic performance of the detector and its ability to search(More)
Using the neutrino telescope AMANDA-II, we have conducted two analyses searching for neutrino-induced cascades from gamma-ray bursts. No evidence of astrophysical neutrinos was found, and limits are presented for several models. We also present neutrino effective areas which allow the calculation of limits for any neutrino production model. The first(More)
D.F. Cowen for the AMANDA Collaboration (invited talk given at Neutrino 2002, Munich, Germany): J. Ahrens, X. Bai, S.W. Barwick, T. Becka, K.-H. Becker, E. Bernardini, D. Bertrand , F. Binon , A. Biron, S. Böser, O. Botner, O. Bouhali , T. Burgess, S. Carius, T. Castermans, D. Chirkin, J. Conrad, J. Cooley, D.F. Cowen, A. Davour, C. De Clercq, T. DeYoung,(More)