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Title: Radio detection of ultra-high energy cosmic neutrinos

Ultra-high energy (UHE) neutrino astronomy constitutes a new window of observation onto the UHE universe. The detection and characterization of astrophysical neutrinos at the highest energies (E> 10{sup 18} eV) would reveal the sources of high-energy cosmic rays, the highest energy particles ever seen, and would constrain the evolution of such sources over time. UHE neutrino astrophysics also allows us to probe weak interaction couplings at energies much greater than those available at particle colliders. One promising way of detecting the highest energy neutrinos is through the radio emission created when they interact in a large volume of dielectric, such as ice. Here I discuss current results and future efforts to instrument large volumes of detector material with radio antennas to detect, point back, and characterize the energy of UHE astrophysical neutrinos.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA E-mail: avieregg@kicp.uchicago.edu (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490636
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1666; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Neutrino 2014: 26. international conference on neutrino physics and astrophysics, Boston, MA (United States), 2-7 Jun 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ANTENNAS; ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; COSMIC NEUTRINOS; COSMIC RAY DETECTION; COUPLING CONSTANTS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; EEV RANGE; ICE; NEUTRINO DETECTION; PROBES; UNIVERSE; WEAK INTERACTIONS