A Search for Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos and Cosmic-Rays with ANITA-2

  • Matthew Joseph Mottram
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

The winner of UCL's annual HEP thesis prize, this work describes an analysis of the data from the second flight of the Antarctica Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA). ANITA is a balloon-borne experiment that searches for radio signals originating from ultra-high energy neutrinos and cosmic rays interacting with the Antarctic ice or air. The search for ultrahigh energy neutrinos of astrophysical origin is one of the outstanding experimental challenges of the 21st century. The ANITA experiment was designed to be the most sensitive instrument to ultra-high energy neutrinos that originate from the interactions of cosmic rays with the cosmic microwave background. The methodology and results of the neutrino and cosmic ray searches are presented in the thesis.

Keywords

ANITA-1 and ANITA-2 Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna Balloon-borne Experiments Cosmogenic Neutrino Flux Neutrino-induced Particle Cascades Ultra-high Energy Cosmic Rays Ultra-high Energy Neutrinos

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthew Joseph Mottram
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  1. 1.University College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30032-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30031-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30032-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061