XXth International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

Poster Abstract


Search for UHE Neutrinos with AMANDA

A Method to search for UHE neutrino events above 10^16 eV with AMANDA is described. As the earth is nearly opaque for neutrinos above 10^16 eV and the overburden above the AMANDA detector is limited the UHE neutrino induced muons are concentrated at the horizon. Extracting signal events in the upper hemisphere requires the rejection of the large flux of downward going atmospheric muons. A preliminary upper limit (not including systematics) for an E^-2 neutrino flux (10^15 eV < E_nu < 10^20 eV) of the order of 1.5x10^-6 E^-2 cm^-2 s^-1 sr^-1 GeV^-1 is set.

Based on "Search for UHE Neutrinos with AMANDA" (Workshop on Methodical Aspects of Underwater/Underice Neutrino Telescopes, Hamburg, August 15-16, 2001)

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