Chasing Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos with a balloon above Antarctica

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

Chasing Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos with a balloon above Antarctica

  • Event time: 4:00pm until 5:00pm
  • Event date: 16th November 2018
  • Speaker: Dr Ben Strutt (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

The ANtarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) is a balloon borne radio interferometer that flies above Antarctica. It searches for impulsive radio signals from the ice sheets below, the signature of ultra-high energy neutrinos interacting in the ice. ANITA can also detect ultra-high energy cosmic rays from radio emission in the atmosphere. ANITA has completed four science flights to date, with results from the third flight published earlier this year. In this seminar I will summarize the recent flights, recent results, with a focus on the search for a the diffuse neutrino flux above 10{^18} eV with ANITA-III.

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