Office: C14 Physics Building
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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 and here.
Select Publications and Notes:
P.W.Gorham et al. [ANITA Collaboration] "Observations of the Askaryan effect in ice," Phys.Rev.Lett.99:171101,2007.
S.W.Barwick et al. [ANITA Collaboration] "Constraints on cosmic neutrino fluxes from the anita experiment," Phys.Rev.Lett.96:171101,2006.
A.Connolly, "Measuring the neutrino nucleon cross section with SalSA," Prepared for International Workshop on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities (ARENA 05) , Zeuthen, Germany , 17-19 May 2005. Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys.A21S1:163-167,2006. 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." (Advisor: Marjorie Shapiro)
D.E.Acosta et al. [CDF Collaboration] "A Search for supersymmetric Higgs bosons in the di-tau decay mode in p anti-p collisions at sqrt(s)=1.8 TeV," Phys.Rev.D72:072004,2005.Recent Talks:
Talk given at UCL Christmas Meeting 18 Dec. 2007
Seminar given at Lancaster University 9 Nov. 2007.
Review talk given at RICH 2007 in Trieste, Italy 19 Oct. 2007.