Aug 7 – 11, 2017
Columbus, Ohio, USA
US/Eastern timezone

The ANITA Experiment After Four Flights

Aug 11, 2017, 2:45 PM
Athenian Room (The Athenaeum)

Athenian Room

The Athenaeum

Oral Neutrinos (astrophysical, atmospheric) Neutrinos


Cosmin Deaconu (UChicago)


The ANtarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) is a long-duration
balloon experiment with an interferometric radio payload. ANITA scans
Antarctic ice for Askaryan radio emission from interactions of
extremely-high-energy (>1 EeV) cosmogenic neutrinos. ANITA is also
sensitive to geomagnetic radio emission from extensive air showers
(EAS) initiated by both ultra-high-energy cosmic rays and tau leptons generated by Earth-skimming tau neutrinos. The fourth flight of ANITA recently was successfully completed in December 2016.

After an overview of the instrument and analysis methods, this talk
will highlight key results and ongoing analyses from the four flights
of ANITA. Improvements for future flights will also be briefly

Primary author

Cosmin Deaconu (UChicago)

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