12-20 July 2017
BEXCO
Asia/Seoul timezone
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Contribution

BEXCO - RoomD (108)

[NU039] The Giant Radio Array for Neutrino Detection: Present and Perspectives

Speakers

  • Ke FANG

Primary authors

  • Ke FANG (University of Maryland, USA)

Description

The Giant Radio Array for Neutrino Detection (GRAND) aims at detecting ultra-high-energy extraterrestrial neutrinos via the extensive air showers induced by the decay of tau leptons created in the interaction of neutrinos under the Earth's surface. Consisting of an array of ~10^5 radio antennas deployed over ~2x10^5 km^2, GRAND plans to reach, for the first time, a sensitivity of ~5x10^-11 GeV cm^-2 s^-1 sr^-1 above 5*10^{17} eV and a sub-degree angular resolution, beyond the reach of other planned detectors. In this talk, we will show preliminary designs and simulation results, plans for the ongoing, staged approach to construction, and the rich research program made possible by the proposed sensitivity and angular resolution.