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High Energy Neutrino Astronomy and Astrophysics with


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Diver's view, facing up from a depth of 30 m, of the top portion of the DUMAND Short Prototype String during tests in November 1987. The contours of the highly stable ship Kaimalino, which does not follow the wave motion, are well recognized. Suspended from its center well is the prototype string with the spherically shaped optical detector modules on the two riser cables. The rectangularly shaped unit with the protruding rod in the foreground is a laser calibration module. The success of this experiment delivered proof that giant deep ocean muon and neutrino detectors are feasible.

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Prof. Peter K.F. Grieder and Prof. Peter Minkowski
Institute of Physics Institute of Theoretical Physics
University of Bern University of Bern
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