DECO and IceCube summer 2015 student internships

The Distributed Electronic Cosmic-Ray Observatory (DECO) is a citizen science project that allows users around the world to detect cosmic rays and other energetic particles with their cell phones and tablets. Four high school students joined the DECO development team at WIPAC for a seven-week internship. This internship was supported by the UW–Madison QuarkNet Center hosted at WIPAC.

A fifth student worked as an intern for IceCube with support by a UW–Madison Hilldale professorship. […]

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ARA presents first results with two complete radio stations

The ARA Collaboration announces today the first results using data taken during 10 months in 2013. Researchers performed a search for UHE neutrinos that resulted in no neutrino candidates but allows setting a neutrino flux limit in the energy range where most UHE neutrinos are expected to be observed. These results, submitted today to Physical Review D, significantly improve on those published a few months ago with the prototype testbed station and prove that ARA is on a good track in the quest for GZK neutrinos. […]

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2015 GNN Dissertation Prize awarded to van Santen

Jakob van Santen, a former graduate student working on IceCube at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), was recently awarded a Dissertation Prize from the Global Neutrino Network. This is the first year that the GNN Dissertation Prize has been awarded. It recognizes young postdoctoral candidates who have written an outstanding thesis and contributed significantly to the project. […]

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First search for ultra-high-energy neutrinos in ARA while future remains uncertain

The ARA Collaboration has recently published in the Astroparticle Physics journal a first search for ultra-high-energy (UHE) neutrinos performed with the ARA testbed detector. No neutrino candidate events were found, an expected result since the sensitivity of one set of antennas is insufficient to measure UHE neutrinos, but new constraints on the neutrino flux were derived. […]

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