Finally, the panel notes on a more speculative view that detectors of high-energy neutrinos are beginning to operate. After experience has been gained with the detectors currently being installed (particularly DUMAND, NESTOR, and AMANDA), it should be possible to make a realistic proposal for a 1-km2 detector that might usher in the era of high-energy neutrino astrophysics. It would be natural and desirable if this were to be an international project.

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to many of our colleagues who have acted as informal referees of individual sections of this report and who have worked hard to help us make the material as accurate as we could. We are especially grateful to Robert L. Riemer, associate director, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Research Council, and to David N. Schramm, chair, Board on Physics and Astronomy, NRC, for wise counsel and for their leadership in guiding this review.



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Neutrino Astrophysics: A Research Briefing Finally, the panel notes on a more speculative view that detectors of high-energy neutrinos are beginning to operate. After experience has been gained with the detectors currently being installed (particularly DUMAND, NESTOR, and AMANDA), it should be possible to make a realistic proposal for a 1-km2 detector that might usher in the era of high-energy neutrino astrophysics. It would be natural and desirable if this were to be an international project. Acknowledgments We are grateful to many of our colleagues who have acted as informal referees of individual sections of this report and who have worked hard to help us make the material as accurate as we could. We are especially grateful to Robert L. Riemer, associate director, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Research Council, and to David N. Schramm, chair, Board on Physics and Astronomy, NRC, for wise counsel and for their leadership in guiding this review.