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Abstract: The ANTARES telescope has the opportunity to detect transient neutrinosources, such as gamma-ray bursts GRBs, core-collapse supernovae SNe,flares of active galactic nuclei AGNs

. To enhance the sensitivity to thesesources, we are developing a new detection method based on the observation ofneutrino bursts followed by an optical detection. The ANTARES Collaboration isimplementing a fast on-line event reconstruction with a good angularresolution. These characteristics allow to trigger an optical telescope networkin order to identify the nature of the neutrinos and high energy cosmic-rayssources. This follow-up can be done with a network of small automatictelescopes and required a small observation time. An optical follow-up ofspecial events, such as neutrino doublets in coincidence in time and space orsingle neutrino having a very high energy, would not only give access to thenature of the sources but also improve the sensitivity for neutrino detectionfrom SNe or GRBs.

Author: D. Dornic D, S. Basa, J. Brunner, J. Busto, A. Klotz, M. Boer, S. Escoffier, B. Vallage, B. Gendre, A. Mazure, J. L. Atteia, A. L


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