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Paolo Privitera

Professor

Ph.D., Physics, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1993
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-2983
Location: ERC 473
Email: priviterkicp.uchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site

 
Research
Picture: Research
Fluorescence detector Telescopes consist of a mirror array and phototube camera.
Ongoing Scientific Projects:

Past Scientific Projects: Microwave Detection of Air Showers (MIDAS)

 
KICP Highlights & News

 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

 
Students
Past Students

GRADUATE: Pavel Motloch (2018), Jing Zhou (2015), Christopher Williams (2013), Nick Hollon (2013), Florin Ionita (2012), Matthew Richardson (2010)

UNDERGRADUATE: Vasish Baungally (2018), Elise Darragh-Ford (2018), Samantha McKee (2018), Maria Merolle (2018), Atinc Cagan Sengul (2018), Aygul Galimova (2017), Jessica Pena (2017), Jiaqi Jiang (2015), Samantha Dixon (2014), Nina Coyle (2014), Benjamin Stone (2013), Jeffrey Shahinian (2013), Siqi Li (2013), Michelle Buckner (2012), Emma Curry (2012), Edmund Mills (2011), Shlomo Wayne (2011), Andrew Alexander (2009), Jesse Marshall (2009), Alex Carter (2009), Asher Berlin (2008)

 
Currently in Committees
  • Wednesday Colloquium committee

 
KICP Publications
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Probing the origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays with neutrinos in the EeV energy range using the Pierre Auger Observatory", arXiv:1906.07422 (Jun 2019)
  2. "Limits on point-like sources of ultra-high-energy neutrinos with the Pierre Auger Observatory", arXiv:1906.07419 (Jun 2019)
  3. "Multi-Messenger Physics with the Pierre Auger Observatory", arXiv:1904.11918 (Apr 2019)
  4. "Measurement of the average shape of longitudinal profiles of cosmic-ray air showers at the Pierre Auger Observatory", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 03, article id. 018 (2019) (Mar 2019)
  5. "Data-driven estimation of the invisible energy of cosmic ray showers with the Pierre Auger Observatory", arXiv:1901.08040 (Jan 2019)
  6. "Large-scale Cosmic-Ray Anisotropies above 4 EeV Measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 868, Issue 1, article id. 4, 12 pp. (2018) (Nov 2018)
  7. "Observation of inclined EeV air showers with the radio detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 10, article id. 026 (2018) (Oct 2018)
  8. "An Indication of Anisotropy in Arrival Directions of Ultra-high-energy Cosmic Rays through Comparison to the Flux Pattern of Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Sources", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 853, Issue 2, article id. L29, 10 pp. (2018) (Feb 2018)
  9. "Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 850, Issue 2, article id. L35, 18 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  10. "Calibration of the logarithmic-periodic dipole antenna (LPDA) radio stations at the Pierre Auger Observatory using an octocopter", Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp. T10005 (2017) (Oct 2017)
  11. "Spectral calibration of the fluorescence telescopes of the Pierre Auger Observatory", Astroparticle Physics, Volume 95, p. 44-56 (Oct 2017)
  12. "Inferences on Mass Composition and Tests of Hadronic Interactions from 0.3 to 100 EeV using the water-Cherenkov Detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory", arXiv:1710.07249 (Oct 2017)
  13. "Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L12, 59 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  14. "Observation of a large-scale anisotropy in the arrival directions of cosmic rays above 8 × 1018 eV", Science, Volume 357, Issue 6357, pp. 1266-1270 (2017) (Sep 2017)
  15. "The Fluorescence detector Array of Single-pixel Telescopes: Contributions to the 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2017)", arXiv:1708.01379 (Aug 2017)
  16. "Measurement of low energy ionization signals from Compton scattering in a charge-coupled device dark matter detector", Physical Review D, Volume 96, Issue 4, id.042002 (Aug 2017)
  17. "The Pierre Auger Observatory: Contributions to the 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2017)", arXiv:1708.06592 (Aug 2017)
  18. "US Cosmic Visions: New Ideas in Dark Matter 2017: Community Report", arXiv:1707.04591 (Jul 2017)
  19. "A measurement of the ionization efficiency of nuclear recoils in silicon", Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 12, Issue 06, pp. P06014 (2017) (Jun 2017)
  20. "Multi-resolution anisotropy studies of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays detected at the Pierre Auger Observatory", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 06, article id. 026 (2017) (Jun 2017)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "A next-generation ground array for the detection of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays: the Fluorescence detector Array of Single-pixel Telescopes (FAST)", Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays 2018 (UHECR 2018), Paris, France, Edited by Lhenry-Yvon, I.; Biteau, J.; Deligny, O.; Ghia, P.; EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 210, id.06003 (Oct 2019)
  2. "Simulation of the optical performance of the Fluorescence detector Array of Single-pixel Telescopes", Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays 2018 (UHECR 2018), Paris, France, Edited by Lhenry-Yvon, I.; Biteau, J.; Deligny, O.; Ghia, P.; EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 210, id.05014 (Oct 2019)
  3. "Atmospheric monitoring with the Fluorescence detector Array of Single-pixel Telescopes", Atmospheric Monitoring for High Energy Astroparticle Detectors, Anacapri, Italy, Edited by Valore, L.; Colalillo, R.; Guarino, F.; EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 197, id.02002 (Sep 2019)
  4. "The Full-Scale Prototype for the Fluorescence Detector Array of Single-Pixel Telescopes", Proceedings of 2016 International Conference on Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR2016), id.011047, 4 pp (n/a 2018)
  5. "The FAST Project - A Next Generation UHECR Observatory", RICAP16, 6th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics, Roma, Italy, Edited by Morselli, A.; Capone, A.; Rodriguez Fernandez, G.; EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 136, id.02015 (Mar 2017)
  6. "Constraining Microwave Emission from Extensive Air Showers via the MIDAS Experiment", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.407.07 (Jan 2017)
  7. "First results from the full-scale prototype for the Fluorescence detector Array of Single-pixel Telescopes", 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference. 10-20 July, 2017. Bexco, Busan, Korea, Proceedings of Science, Vol. 301. Online at https://pos.sissa.it/cgi-bin/reader/conf.cgi?confid=301, id.468 (Jan 2017)
  8. "The Prototype Opto-mechanical System for the Fluorescence detector Array of Single-pixel Telescopes", 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference. 10-20 July, 2017. Bexco, Busan, Korea, Proceedings of Science, Vol. 301. Online at https://pos.sissa.it/cgi-bin/reader/conf.cgi?confid=301, id.389 (Jan 2017)
  9. "Measurement of radioactive contamination in the CCD’s of the DAMIC experiment", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 718, Issue 4, article id. 042057 (2016) (May 2016)
  10. "The DAMIC dark matter experiment", Proceedings of the 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2015). 30 July - 6 August, 2015. The Hague, The Netherlands. Online at http://pos.sissa.it/cgi-bin/reader/conf.cgi?confid=236, id.1221 (Jul 2015)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Antoine Letessier-Selvon, LPNHE (2015)
  2. Mariangela Settimo, LPNHE, Paris (2015)
  3. Douglas Bergman, University of Utah (2014)
  4. Toshihiro Fujii, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo (2014)
  5. Megan Eckart, NASA/GSFC (2013)
  6. Edivaldo Santos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2012)
  7. Brenda Dingus, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2010)
  8. Ralph Engel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (2010)
  9. Matthew Richardson (2010)
  10. Miguel Mostafa, Colorado State University (2009)
  11. Michael Unger, Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie (2008)