WHAT I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON:
I work on a simulations for radio neutrino experiments, which are used to quantify the sensitivity of the experiments, and guide design and operational parameters and test ideas for new projects. It is made available to and used by others in the field. For instructions on how to access the code, go here. The ANITA simulation is documented here (updated 12/10/06).
I have also been leading an effort to measure attenuation lengths in the Cote Blanche salt mine, to assess the feasibility of installing a neutrino detector in a large salt formation. The writeups from our first two trips to the mine are here and here.
More info on ANITA and the launch can be found here.
INTERESTING PLOTS AND TALKS:
Writeup of our first visit to the Cote Blanche salt mine in May of 2006 to measure radio attenuation lengths in the salt. We have just completed a follow-up trip, and are currently analyzing the data.
Talk given at ARENA on June 29th, 2006 on "Status of SalSA (and ARIANNA)."
Talk given at CALOR06 on June 6th, 2006 on "Studies of the Energy Resolution of the ANITA Experiment."
Plot comparing the parameterization of the Askaryan pulse from astro-ph/0003315 and astro-ph/9706064 (in green) with that given in the more recent paper astro-ph/0512337 (blue).
Seminar given at the University of California, Davis on May 2nd, 2006.
Talks given on ANITA and SalSA (SalSA talk was a shared talk with Pierre Sokolsky from the University of Utah-first 25 slides are Pierre's) for the International UHE Tau Neutrino Workshop in Beijing on April 26th, 2006.
Talk for the University of Chicago HEP seminar 03/27/06.
Military dipoles to be used to transmit signal for calibration studies from beneath a borehole: S11 measurement of the old antenna and transmission of the old antenna derived from the previous plot. And here is the S11 measurement of the new antenna and transmission of the new antenna derived from the previous plot.
Plots for noise studies.
This plot shows the distance from the balloon to the borehole for nine different recent flights for six different borehole sites.
This plot shows the minimum distance from balloon to borehole for the each flight for different borehole sites.
Jaime parameterization of electric field on the Cerenkov cone.
Jaime parameterization off the Cerenkov cone.
Talk I gave at 5th Rencontres du Vietnam
Talk I gave at the ANITA Collaboration meeting on September 15th, 2004.
My Ph.D. thesis entitled "A Search for Supersymmetric Higgs Bosons in the Ditau Decay Mode in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at 1.8 TeV."
Draft of a PRD about my thesis.
Godparent questions and my responses.
GPS Anita-lite flight info.
Example tex file for Brian.