Colloq Abstract - Nelles

by Hubertus Intema last modified Oct 19, 2017 by Lori Appel

Jan 5

11:00am Mountain

 

Anna Nelles (UC-Irvine)

 

Cosmic rays, neutrinos and other "local" targets for radio arrays

 

Abstract

 

Interactions of cosmic particles at Earth create short but relatively strong radio pulses in MHz frequencies. Measuring the radio emission has proven to be a powerful tool to study cosmic rays and their properties. Using astronomical radio arrays such as LOFAR, the LWA or SKA to detect these signals provides interesting opportunities both as an intrinsic science case and to monitor system health. I will review the current findings concerning cosmic ray detection, highlight efforts to search for neutrinos at the highest energies and report on serendipitous findings, such as the ability to study thunderclouds.