BEXCO - Room F(201/202/203/204)
[NU062] The Askaryan Radio Array (ARA) neutrino detector: Current status
The Askaryan Radio Array (ARA) is a large-scale ultra-high energy neutrino detector under construction in the deep, radio-transparent ice of the South Pole. The first three ARA stations have been deployed and operated over the last several years. Three additional autonomous stations will be deployed this coming Austral Summer season, each with >1 km^3-ster of acceptance to cosmogenic neutrinos. The primary science goals of the experiment are a discovery and measurement of the cosmogenic neutrino flux, and an exploration of the neutrino spectrum above current measured energies with good sensitivity to model predictions. We report on the science, design, and preliminary results on the experiment along with prospects for the completion of the detector.