28 July 2020 to 6 August 2020
virtual conference
Europe/Prague timezone

A Giant Radio Array for Neutrino Detection (GRAND)

31 Jul 2020, 12:15
virtual conference

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Talk 13. Detectors for Future Facilities (incl. HL-LHC), R&D, Novel Techniques Detectors for Future Facilities (incl. HL-LHC), R&D, Novel Techniques


Sijbrand De Jong


GRAND is a newly proposed series of radio arrays with a combined area of 200,000 km2, to be deployed in mountainous areas. Its primary goal is to measure cosmic ultra-high-energy tau-neutrinos (E>1 EeV), through the interaction of this neutrino in rock and the decay of the tau-lepton in the atmosphere. This decay creates an air shower, whose properties can be inferred from the radio signal it creates. The huge area of GRAND makes it the most sensitive instrument proposed to date, ensured to measure neutrinos in all reasonable models of cosmic ray production and propagation. At the same time, GRAND will be a very versatile observatory with enormous exposure to ultra-high-energy cosmic rays and photons.
The talk will cover the scientific motivation, as well as the staged approach required in the R&D stages to get to a final design that will make the construction, deployment and operation of this vast detector affordable.

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