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


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Matthew Joseph Mottram
    Pages 1-2
  3. Matthew Joseph Mottram
    Pages 3-9
  4. Matthew Joseph Mottram
    Pages 11-28
  5. Matthew Joseph Mottram
    Pages 29-53
  6. Matthew Joseph Mottram
    Pages 55-64
  7. Matthew Joseph Mottram
    Pages 65-105
  8. Matthew Joseph Mottram
    Pages 107-121
  9. Matthew Joseph Mottram
    Pages 123-139
  10. Matthew Joseph Mottram
    Pages 141-142
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 143-143

About this book


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.


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

  1. 1.University College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Matthew Mottram received his first degree, MPhys Physics with Astrophysics, from the University of Leeds in 2003. He received his PhD for University College London for his work on the ANITA experiment. Matthew is currently working as a Post-doctoral research associate at the University of Sussex, working on the SNO+ experiment.

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