Jun 23 – 28, 2014
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The prospects and development of the third ANITA flight

Jun 25, 2014, 5:30 PM
Room 5 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 5

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Neutrinos Neutrinos


Dr Harm Schoorlemmer (University of Hawaii at Manoa)


The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) is a balloon-borne ultra-high-energy particle observatory. At a cruising altitude of $\sim$36 km, it provides a panoramic view of the Antarctic ice sheet in the 200-1200 MHz band. ANITA has been designed to detect Askaryan radiation from ultra-high-energy ($>10^{18}$ eV) neutrino interactions in the ice. Two successful flights have led to stringent limits on the neutrino flux above $10^{18}$ eV and observations of radiation from atmospheric particle showers induced by ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. The third ANITA payload is currently under construction and will be launched during the coming austral summer (2014-2015). In this talk, I will highlight the instrumental innovations and discuss the physics prospects of the third ANITA flight.

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Dr Harm Schoorlemmer (University of Hawaii at Manoa)


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