Status and perspectives of the BAIKAL-GVD project
1 Institute for Nuclear Research, 60th October Anniversary pr. 7A, Moscow 117312, Russia
2 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna 141980, Russia
3 Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk 664003, Russia
4 Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics MSU, Moscow 119991, Russia
5 Nizhni Novgorod State Technical University, Nizhni Novgorod 603950, Russia
6 St. Petersburg State Marine University, St. Petersburg 190008, Russia
7 EvoLogics GmbH, Berlin, Germany
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Published online: 6 July 2016
The neutrino telescope Baikal-GVD in Lake Baikal will be a research infrastructure aimed mainly at studying astrophysical neutrino fluxes. The telescope will consist of clusters of strings – functionally independent sub-arrays. The deployment of the first demonstration cluster has been started in April 2013. In 2014 the deployment of the second stage of the demonstration cluster has been performed. We describe the configuration and design of the first GVD cluster and review the current status of cluster deployment in Lake Baikal.
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