AMY CONNOLLY'S PHYSICS WEB PAGE

Phone: 310-206-8573


WHAT I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON:

Simulations

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).

Field work

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.

ANITA flight just completed! December 15th, 2006 - January 18th, 2007

More info on ANITA and the launch can be found here.


INTERESTING PLOTS AND TALKS:

  • This plot is a drawing of the in situ validation setup. Here is the xfig file.

  • This plot is a drawing of the above ice validation setup. Here is the xfig file.

  • Sky map for 10^19 eV neutrinos. Green bins are in the 90th percentile in the number of events they contain, Blue 99th percentile and red 99.9th. This plot includes balloon positions randomly distributed at all phi's along 80 S latitude.

  • Sky map for fixed balloon position at 45 E longitude.

  • Plot showing number of hours per day a distance source is within Anita's acceptance as a function of declination.


    LOCATING THRESHOLD DISCREPENCY

    Jaime parameterization of electric field on the Cerenkov cone.

    Jaime parameterization off the Cerenkov cone.


    TALKS:

    GZK Neutrinos

    Talk I gave at 5th Rencontres du Vietnam

    Talk I gave at the ANITA Collaboration meeting on September 15th, 2004.


    THESIS:

    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.


    MISCELLANEOUS

    GPS Anita-lite flight info.

    Example tex file for Brian.