Radio Array Workshop


September 10 - September 15, 2018
Organized by Amy Connolly

The Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is hosting the Radio Array workshop in Columbus, Ohio.

For decades, the field of neutrino astronomy using the radio technique, has been split between many camps, and among those deploying radio arrays in the ice, there have been two main camps, the Askaryan Radio Array (ARA) at the South Pole and ARIANNA at Moore's Bay closer to the Antarctic coast. Both of these two experiments have been in a prototyping phase for the past ten years, and NSF has made it clear that we need to combine forces in order for a significant expansion of the arrays to have any chance of success.

This workshop, hosted by Amy Connolly, will allow for collaboration about what a proposed array would look like. The first few days, simulators and analyzers will work together to test designs against the science goals that Amy led the group to agree on. They plan to draw on the genetic algorithms that were developed as part of the GENETIS group that CCAPP supported through a workshop this year. Friday and Saturday will be more PI-focused days where participants will review science goals, air ideas on the horizon, and present one or two designs.

List of Participants

Jordan Hanson -- Whittier College  
Tsungche Liu --  National Taiwan University 
Jiwoo Nam --  National Taiwan University 
Anna Nelles --  DESY    
Abigail Vieregg -- University of Chicago  
Eric Oberla -- University of Chicago  
Cosmin Deaconu  -- University of Chicago  
Albrecht Karle -- University of Wisconsin  
Mike Duvernois -- University of Wisconsin  
Ming-Yuan -- University of Wisconsin  
Ben Hokanson -- Fasig University of Wisconsin  
Thomas Meures -- University of Wisconsin  
Carl Pfendner -- Otterbein College 
Brian Clark -- OSU      
Amy Connolly -- OSU    
Steven Prohira -- OSU    
Jorge Torres Espinosa -- OSU    
Julie Rolla -- OSU    
Thomas Sinha -- OSU    
Suren Gourapura -- OSU    
James Beatty -- OSU    
Nick van Eijndhoven -- Brussels   
Christan Glaser -- UC Irvine  
Chris Persichilli -- UC Irvine   
Steve Barwick -- UC Irvine   
Robert Lahman -- UC Irvine  
Dave Seckel -- University of Delaware  
Yue Pan -- University of Delaware  
Kara Hoffman -- University of Maryland  
Dave Besson -- University of Kansas  
Uzair Latif -- University of Kansas  
Sasha  --  University of Kansas  
Andrew Shultz -- University of Kansas  
Brendon Madison -- University of Kansas  
Spencer Klein -- Lawerence Berkeley Lab