List of talks


Peter Steffen <steffenp@mail.ifh.de> DESY - Zeuthen
Title of talk: Improving Resolution and Fake Rejection
Length of talk: 10'
Summary of talk: A more correct likelihood l(delta_t, rho) is investigated. The use of it is expected to result in a better resolution and a reduced fake rate.

- Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 11:17:30 (MEST)
Heiko Geenen <geenen@physik.uni-wuppertal.de> Wuppertal University
Title of talk: Derivation of a blind diffuse limit from unfolded spectra
Length of talk: 15 min
Summary of talk: A short overview on how to blind the unfolding analysis, optimize the final energy cut and obtain a limit.

- Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 13:07:49 (MEST)
Kirsten Muenich <goldmann@uni-wuppertal.de> Wuppertal University
Title of talk: First results of unfolding scrambled neutrino MC files
Length of talk: 10 min


- Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 13:05:02 (MEST)
Chuck McParland <mcparland@lbl.gov> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title of talk: Icecube DAQ design and status
Length of talk: 30 min.
Summary of talk: Overview and organization of Icecube DAQ software system development and schedule.

Comments or Requests: Probably belongs on Tuesday 21st. I will check with Bob Stokstadt about the topic of his talk.
- Monday, October 13, 2003 at 20:07:24 (MEST)
Gary Hill and Jodi Cooley University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title of talk: Deterministic iterative likelihood reconstruction
Length of talk: 10 minutes
Summary of talk: Our "iterative" likelihood method suffers from using non-repeatable random number sequences to generate the random restart guesses, leading to sometimes different best fits. This makes our whole analysis chain essentially non-repeatable. We outline a fix to this problem using deterministic Sobol sequences to provide reproducable iterative restarts in theta and phi.

- Monday, October 13, 2003 at 15:35:43 (MEST)
daan hubert Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Title of talk: Status of NN fit to Photonics tables
Length of talk: 5 min
Summary of talk: Very small update on the status of the NN fit to the new Photonics tables

- Friday, October 10, 2003 at 16:19:46 (MEST)
Klaus Helbing <KHelbing@lbl.gov> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title of talk: News on scintillation behavior of Amanda pressure vessels
Length of talk: 10
Summary of talk: Scintillation of the pressure vessel glass has been found to be the dominant source of noise in Amanda. We discuss results from excitation and emission spectroscopy to identify the elements responsible for the scintillation.

Comments or Requests: This talk should go together in a session with Lutz Koepke for Thomas Berg: "Measurements of pressure vessel glass composition"
- Friday, October 10, 2003 at 09:57:38 (MEST)
Klaus Helbing <KHelbing@lbl.gov> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title of talk: Activities on String-18 during 2003/4 season
Length of talk: 10
Summary of talk: Activities on String-18 for the 2003/4 season comprise upgrades to firmware and communication methods to drastically reduce dead time. Also flashers shall be used to study ice properties. Side effects of these activities will be changes to HVs of String-18 PMTs and LED flashing that may affect other PMTs of the Amanda array.

Comments or Requests: Should go into the pole planning session.
- Friday, October 10, 2003 at 09:47:05 (MEST)
Peter Steffen <steffenp@mail.ifh.de> DESY - Zeuthen
Title of talk: DirectWalk III and JAMS in Sieglinde
Length of talk: 10'
Summary of talk: Alternative solutions to muon reconstruction are supported in Sieglinde. This effect is used to improve DirectWalk and JAMS. The provides additinal tools to the user for selecting events.

- Friday, October 10, 2003 at 09:36:17 (MEST)
Peter Steffen <steffenp@mail.ifh.de> DESY - Zeuthen
Title of talk: DirectWalk III and JAMS in Sieglinde



- Friday, October 10, 2003 at 09:33:18 (MEST)
Lisa Gerhardt <gerhardt@hep.ps.uci.edu> University of California, Irvine
Title of talk: Status of 2000 EHE
Length of talk: 20 minutes
Summary of talk: update on progress of the 2000 AMANDA-II EHE analysis

Comments or Requests: Dr. Barwick will be giving this talk because I will not be attending the collaboration meeting.
- Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 20:41:49 (MEST)
Kyler Kuehn <kuehn@HEP.ps.uci.edu> University of California, Irvine
Title of talk: Recent Progress in the Analysis of GRBs
Length of talk: 20 min
Summary of talk: I will discuss my recent work on the GRB search, including a few aspects of the 2000 analysis and the status of the 2001 and 2002 analyses.

- Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 17:31:38 (MEST)
Julia Becker <julia.becker@physik.uni-wuppertal.de> Wuppertal University
Title of talk: Uncertainties in neutrino flux calculations
Length of talk: 10 min
Summary of talk: The determination of cosmological parameters has been improved by several CMB experiments during the last year. In this talk, it will be examined how the choice of a certain set of cosmological parameters influences the normalization of neutrino flux calculations, especially from Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). Additionally, the dependence on the AGN luminosity function is discussed.

Comments or Requests: I arrive in Mons on Saturday morning (okt. 18th), so it would be nice if I could give the talk somewhen AFTER my arrival... (There is, unfortunately no chance for me to arrive earlier).
- Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 14:46:30 (MEST)
Jim Madsen <James.madsen@uwrf.edu> University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Title of talk: Update on Education and Outreach Activities
Length of talk: 15 minutes
Summary of talk: I will give an overview of the Science in the Ice course taught this summer at UWRF for Elementary and Secondary School teachers. I will also report on other activities that have been submitted to the Education and Outreach data base on the IceCube web page.

- Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 20:54:23 (MEST)
Rodin Porrata <porrata@amanda.berkeley.edu> University of California, Berkeley
Title of talk: A Statistical Study of Neutrino Source Candidate Classes using the Year 2000 Skymap
Length of talk: 30-40 minutes
Summary of talk: This is a report of a statistical analysis of neutrino point source candidate classes using the year 2000 skymap. I will discuss the analysis methods, summarize the preliminary results of the analysis applied to various object classes and then present the especially interesting results of the analysis to the 3rd Egret catalogue class of objects in more detail.

- Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 04:16:41 (MEST)
Simon Patton <sjpatton@lbl.gov> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title of talk: Software System and the IceTray Framework Proposal
Length of talk: 45 mins
Summary of talk: This talk will cover the current and planned state of System software for the IceCube project. Special emphasis will be given to IceTray, the IceCube realization of modular framework which will be used in monte-carlo, reconstruction and analysis.

Comments or Requests: This is part of the IceCube software session.
- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 20:03:25 (MEST)
Simon Patton <sjpatton@lbl.gov> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title of talk: IceTray - The Reconstruction Framework for IceCube.
Length of talk: 20 mins
Summary of talk: This talk will introduce IceTray, the IceCube realization of reconstruction framework. It will discuss who this can be used within the Filter and Reconstruction environments to process IceCube data.

Comments or Requests: This is part of the Reconstruction/Filtering parallel session (http://www-zeuthen.desy.de/~schlenst/ama-ice/mons.html).
- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 19:57:54 (MEST)
Simon Patton <sjpatton@lbl.gov> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title of talk: IceTray - The Analysis Framework for IceCube.
Length of talk: 30 mins
Summary of talk: This talk will present the benefits to IceCube of having a single Framework from which monte-carlo, reconstruction and analysis applications can be created. It will introduce the conceptual models upon which IceTray, the IceCube realization of such a framework, is built. Also presented will be the C++ interfaces to which module developers should program. These interfaces constitute the IceTray 'Analysis Container'.

Comments or Requests: This is part of the Simulation Workshop and acts as an introduction to the talk by John Pretz.
- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 19:53:44 (MEST)
Jodi Cooley <cooley@orange.amanda.wisc.edu> University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title of talk: Atmospheric Neutrino Model Testing
Length of talk: 10 minutes
Summary of talk: A study comparing the Lipari model of atmospheric neutrinos to the Honda and Bartol models has been performed using the 2000 AMANDA-II data.

Comments or Requests: Given by Gary Hill for Jodi Cooley.
- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 18:12:05 (MEST)
Jodi Cooley <cooley@o4ange.amanda.wisc.edu> University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title of talk: Searching for Diffuse High Energy Neutrinos with AMANDA-II
Length of talk: 30 minutes
Summary of talk: Presentation of the final results from the 2000 diffuse analysis.

Comments or Requests: Talk to be given by Gary Hill for Jodi Cooley
- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 18:09:16 (MEST)
Ignacio Taboada <itaboada@usb.ve> Universidad Simon Bolivar
Title of talk: Nu-Induced Cascades and GRBs
Length of talk: 10 minutes
Summary of talk: Signal Simulations have been performed for burst and precursor neutrinos according to leading GRB models. A loose cascade-GRB filter has been develop. The list of usable GRBs for 2000 has been prepared. Lists for 2001, 2002 are in preparation. Sensitivity of the method is estimated

Comments or Requests: Powerpoint presentation
- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 16:25:40 (MEST)
Olbrechts Philip <olbrechts@hep.iihe.ac.be> Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Title of talk: Determination of systematic uncertainties on upper limits in the 99 WIMP analysis.
Length of talk: 15 minutes
Summary of talk: I will give an update on the determination of the systematic uncertainties on the upper limits coming from the annihilation of neutralinos in the center of the Earth. I will also report about the new WIMP monte carlo. This new monte carlo takes the rock below the detector into account.

- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 16:07:10 (MEST)
Stephan Hundertmark <Stephan.Hundertmark@physto.se> Stockholm University
Title of talk: AMASIM next release
Length of talk: 5'
Summary of talk: Short notification about changes implemented in the next release to the collab.

- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 15:41:11 (MEST)
Albrecht Karle <karle@amanda.wisc.edu> University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title of talk: Overview: IceCube Instrumentation with some emphasis on In-Ice Devices
Length of talk: 30 min
Summary of talk: I will review the status, schedule and recent technical developments in the string hardware, DOMs, and DAQ.

- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 02:52:33 (MEST)
Albrecht Karle <karle@amanda.wisc.edu> Université de Mons-Hainaut




- Monday, October 06, 2003 at 02:44:00 (MEST)
Jonathan Eisch <jonathan.d.eisch@uwrf.edu> University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Title of talk: Icetop Cherenkov Detector Testing and Calibration
Length of talk: 10
Summary of talk: Report on current status and results of calibration of a water icetop tank using a muon telescope. PMT placement will specifically be discussed.

- Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 21:54:25 (MEST)
Johan Lundberg <johan.lundberg@tsl.uu.se> Uppsala University
Title of talk: Minimalistic investigation of the point source sky-plots of 1997, 1999 and 2000.
Length of talk: 10 minutes
Summary of talk: (Depends on unblinding status) We have investigated the possibilities of combining the previous sky-plots of 97,99 and 00, in search for excess. The common flux limits have been roughly estimated.

- Friday, October 03, 2003 at 16:00:46 (MEST)
Johan Lundberg <johan.lundberg@tsl.uu.se> Uppsala University
Title of talk: The velocity distribution of Earth WIMPs
Length of talk: 20 minutes
Summary of talk: Our new results indicate that the capture rates of dark matter at the Earth is far lower than previous estimates indicated.

- Friday, October 03, 2003 at 15:43:40 (MEST)
Klas Hultqvist <klas@physto.se> Stockholm University
Title of talk: '97-'99 Earth WIMP status (for Patrik Ekström)
Length of talk: 20 minutes?
Summary of talk: A summary of Patrik's Earth WIMP analysis, hopefully after unblinding.

- Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 14:01:09 (MEST)
Kotoyo Hoshina <hoshina@hepburn.s.chiba-u.ac.jp> Chiba University
Title of talk: DOM simulator based on Geant4
Length of talk: 10
Summary of talk: Development plan and current status of DOM simulator based on Geant4. It will do ray-tracing simulation of photons from the benthos sphere to the surface of PMT.

- Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 10:18:02 (MEST)
Kotoyo Hoshina <hoshina@hepburn.s.chiba-u.ac.jp> Chiba University
Title of talk: DOM simulator based on Geant4
Length of talk: 10
Summary of talk: Development plan and current status about DOM simulator based on Geant4. It will do ray tracing simulation of photons from benthos sphere to the surface of PMT.

- Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 10:05:41 (MEST)
Kotoyo Hoshina <hoshina@hepburn.s.chiba-u.ac.jp> Chiba University
Title of talk: DOM simulator based on Geant4
Length of talk: 10
Summary of talk: Development plan and current status about DOM simulator based on Geant4. It will do ray tracing simulation of photons from benthos sphere to the surface of PMT.

- Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 10:03:49 (MEST)
Kotoyo Hoshina <hoshina@hepburn.s.chiba-u.ac.jp> Chiba University
Title of talk: DOM simulator based on Geant4
Length of talk: 10
Summary of talk: Development plan and current status about DOM simulator based on Geant4. It will do ray tracing simulation of photons from benthos sphere to the surface of PMT.

- Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 10:02:47 (MEST)
Kotoyo Hoshina <hoshina@hepburn.s.chiba-u.ac.jp> Chiba University
Title of talk: DOM ra



- Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 09:50:13 (MEST)
Dmitry Chirkin <chirkin@physics.berkeley.edu> University of California, Berkeley
Title of talk: Cosmic ray flux measurement with AMANDA-II (summary of the analysis and final results)
Length of talk: 40 minutes
Summary of talk: I will go over the method and present the results of this analysis

Comments or Requests: This should go into the atmospheric muon analysis section
- Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 01:40:16 (MEST)
Arvid Pohl <arvid.pohl@hik.se> Kalmar University
Title of talk: Flarechecking launched
Length of talk: 20 min
Summary of talk: Presentation of flarechecking program Routines of calibration How to use the program Status of use in AMANDA Results

- Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 14:46:04 (MEST)
ribordy <ribordy@umh.ac.be> Université de Mons-Hainaut
Title of talk: multileptonic signature from micro black holes in km3 detector

Summary of talk: The production and the evaporation of micro black holes in the neighborhood of the detector could produce visible multileptonic signatures in the detector. It might however be difficult to resolve them in icecube.

- Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 11:37:28 (MEST)
ribordy/casterman <ribordy@umh.ac.be> Université de Mons-Hainaut
Title of talk: coment on the icecube geometry
Length of talk: 15 min
Summary of talk: The current symmetric geometry of icecube is questioned.

- Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 11:31:20 (MEST)
ribordy/casterman <ribordy@umh.ac.be> Université de Mons-Hainaut
Title of talk: reconstruction with waveforms: a toy model
Length of talk: 25 min
Summary of talk: A new reconstruction strategy making use of the rich waveform information is investigated.

- Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 11:23:53 (MEST)
Shigeru Yoshida <syoshida@hepburn.s.chiba-u.ac.jp> Chiba University
Title of talk: EHE neutrino propagation and its implication for the IceCube
Length of talk: 30 min + discussion (5-10 min)
Summary of talk: The final results about propagation of UHE-EHE neutrinos and secondary mu/tau are shown. The GZK neutrinos are indeed detectable by the IceCube using downgoing mu/taus with energies of 10PeV or greater. The implications on these EHE neutrino detection by the IceCube are also discussed.

Comments or Requests: Plenary session would be my favorite.
- Monday, September 29, 2003 at 14:33:30 (MEST)
Yulia Minaeva <ysm@physto.se> Stockholm University
Title of talk: Status of 2000/01 solar WIMP analysis
Length of talk: 20 min


- Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 16:32:44 (MEST)
Marc Hellwig for Till Neunhoeffer <Marc.Hellwig@uni-mainz.de> Mainz University
Title of talk: track angular resolution studies - final resuls
Length of talk: 15
Summary of talk: Results obtained in Till's thesis are presented.

- Friday, September 26, 2003 at 17:50:26 (MEST)
Lutz Koepke for Till Neunhoeffer <Lutz.koepke@uni-mainz.de> Mainz University
Title of talk: Unbinned point source search - final results
Length of talk: 20
Summary of talk: The results of Till's thesis are presented.

- Friday, September 26, 2003 at 17:44:38 (MEST)
Lutz Koepke for Thomas Berg <Lutz.koepke@uni-mainz.de> Mainz University
Title of talk: Measurements of pressure vessel glass composition
Length of talk: 10
Summary of talk: Using laser ablation mass spectrometry and neutron activation we looked for elements that may enhance scintillation in the pressure vessel glass. Some results and the limitations of the method are discussed.

- Friday, September 26, 2003 at 17:42:27 (MEST)
Thomas Feser <thomas.feser@uni-mainz.de> Mainz University
Title of talk: MeV neuttrinos from Supernovae and GRBs
Length of talk: 15
Summary of talk: The 2000-2002 data from the Supernova counter system are presented as well as results from the corresponding Monte Carlo Simulation. In her diploma thesis, Nuria Sidro studied time series recorded by the supernova system before or coincident with 317 GRB candidates. Limits using several assumptions are given.

- Friday, September 26, 2003 at 17:33:59 (MEST)
Tyce DeYoung <deyoung@umdgrb.umd.edu> University of Maryland
Title of talk: IceCube Detector Simulation Plans
Length of talk: 45 min
Summary of talk: Presentation of the design plans for the IceCube detector simulation, and summary of the Detector MC workshop.

- Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 17:40:18 (MEST)
Andreas Groß <gross@physik.uni-wuppertal.de> Wuppertal University
Title of talk: Progress in track reconstruction with focus on TWR data
Length of talk: 15
Summary of talk: The status of TWR track reconstruction is given, including a comparison to muon DAQ. Ideas for imrovement of data analysis are presented

- Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 15:54:01 (MEST)
Andreas Groß <gross@physik.uni-wuppertal.de> Wuppertal University
Title of talk: Progress in track reconstruction with focus on TWR data
Length of talk: 15
Summary of talk: The status of TWR track reconstruction is given, including a comparison to muon DAQ. Ideas for imrovement of data analysis are presented

- Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 14:28:40 (MEST)
Andreas Groß <gross@physik.uni-wuppertal.de> Wuppertal University
Title of talk: Numerical analysis of various Pandel probability density functions (p.d.f.)
Length of talk: 15
Summary of talk: The valitity of various derived p.d.f., like MPE and PSA, is demonstrated in a numerical toy model assuming the valitiy of the SPE Pandel function for each individual photon. The p.d.f. for a whole series of hits in one OM is eximined, taking also into account the limited time resolution of the measurement. A new p.d.f. for multi photon hits is proposed.

- Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 14:21:04 (MEST)
Blaise Collin <collin@phys.psu.edu> Pennsylvania State University
Title of talk: Prompt status of prompt neutrinos
Length of talk: 10
Summary of talk: I'll give a short status of the detection of prompt neutrinos with Amanda-II based so far on simulation results. I'll introduce a new hypothetical background (direct neutrinos) and conclude about the feasibility of prompt neutrino detection at high energies.

Comments or Requests: Subject to cancellation
- Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 00:16:43 (MEST)
Blaise Collin <collin@phys.psu.edu> Pennsylvania State University
Title of talk: T0 calibration w/ down-going muons
Length of talk: 15mn
Summary of talk: The T0 calibration using down-going muons is shortly explained. Resutls from the 2003 campaign are presented along with prospects for 2004 and association w/ laser calibration for measurements at South Pole in early (austral) Summer 2003. Finally an emphasis on how to measure alphas is provided.

- Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 00:11:30 (MEST)
matthias leuthold <leuthold@ifh.de> DESY - Zeuthen
Title of talk: Online data handling at Pole
Length of talk: 30
Summary of talk: Online data handling (readering, monitoring, filtering and TWR merging) requires a considerable amount of CPU at the Pole. The organization of the dataflow and process control has become complex enough that a prototype version of a datahandler was installed in Summer 02/03. The fully growm and tested Datahandler was developed by Ackermann&Leuthold. The tool package is designed to support all mass data handling such as online and offline filtering at different levels for raw data and MC. Currently it is based on Sieglinde but can easily be extended to any filter program wanted.

- Friday, September 19, 2003 at 20:04:13 (MEST)
Bouhali Othmane <bouhali@hep.iihe.ac.be> Université Libre de Bruxelles
Title of talk: Recent status of Brussels 99 Point source
Length of talk: 15 minutes
Summary of talk: I will summarize the status of the analysis of point source search using 99 data.

Comments or Requests: I would like to have my talk not before the 19th of october. Thanks
- Friday, September 19, 2003 at 14:42:22 (MEST)
Allan Hallgren (for Jan Conrad) <conrad@tsl.uu.se> Uppsala University
Title of talk: Results of the Uppsala 99 Point Source Analysis
Length of talk: 15 min


- Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 15:20:10 (MEST)
Anna Davour <Anna.Davour@tsl.uu.se> Uppsala University
Title of talk: Earth WIMP analysis using 2001 data
Length of talk: 15 min
Summary of talk: The analysis includes string triggered events and uses a different filtering scheme in order to improve the limit for low masses.

- Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 11:16:43 (MEST)
Paolo Desiati <desiati@amanda.wisc.edu> University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title of talk: AMANDA Simulation Production Status
Length of talk: 20 min


- Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 00:43:14 (MEST)

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