UHM Physics Department Colloquia

Recent Results from the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) Project

by Prof. Peter Gorham (U. Hawaii, Physics)

112 (Watanabe Hall)


Watanabe Hall

2505 Correa Road
ANITA is a NASA-sponsored stratospheric long-duration balloon payload designed to record radio signals observed from altitudes of 37-40 km above the Antarctic ice sheets. These radio signals arise from the interactions of ultra-high energy cosmic particles in the Antarctic atmosphere and ice sheets. ANITA's goal is the detection of the long-sought-after ultra-high energy cosmogenic neutrino flux, which arises from collisions of ultra-high energy cosmic rays with the cosmic microwave background radiation throughout the universe. I will report on results from the first three flights of ANITA.
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