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Springer Theses

Development of a Sub-glacial Radio Telescope for the Detection of GZK Neutrinos

Authors: Meures, Thomas

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Presents calibrations useful for future astroparticle projects such as the Cherenkov Telescope Array
  • Describes in detail the as-built Askaryan Radio Array stations
  • Provides a first analysis of Askaryan Radio Array stations, demonstrating the power of the radio technique
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The goal of the project presented in this book is to detect neutrinos created by resonant interactions of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays on the CMB photon field filling the Universe. In this pioneering first analysis, the author puts forward much of the analysis framework, including calibrations of the electronic hardware and antenna geometry, as well as the development of algorithms for event reconstruction and data reduction. While only two of the 37 stations planned for the Askaryan Radio Array were used in this assessment of 10 months of data, the analysis was able to exclude neutrino fluxes above 10 PeV with a limit not far from the best current limit set by the IceCube detector, a result which establishes the radio detection technique as the path forward to achieving the massive volumes needed to detect these ultrahigh energy neutrinos.

About the authors

Thomas Meures earned his Diploma in physics at the RWTH-Aachen University in 2010 with a thesis about the reciprocity calibration of acoustic hydrophones in water and ice, written under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christopher Wiebusch. For his PhD studies he moved from acoustic research to radio neutrino detection at the Université libre de Bruxelles with Prof. Dr. Kael Hanson. Currently he is working on new developments of electronics for astroparticle physics experiments at the University of Wisconsin.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38705-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Development of a Sub-glacial Radio Telescope for the Detection of GZK Neutrinos
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18756-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18756-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18755-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38705-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 159
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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