Construction of the most effective neutrino detector to be installed at the south pole.
Neutrinos are one of the basic building blocks of nature. Scientific interest in neutrinos has increased over the last 20 years, but neutrino detection is still extremely difficult, due to it having hardly any interaction with its environment. Therefore, creating an effective neutrino detector is crucial for studying one of the biggest mysteries about the universe.
Our project is part of ARA-37, a major multi-national scientific undertaking aimed at constructing the most effective neutrino detector to be installed at the south pole. Specifically, our project was initiated in response to a request for assistance by the Weizmann Institute of Science team that is participating in the undertaking. Our project’s goal is designing and implementing a fully functional, low cost, high-frequency, 4-channel digital sampler for eventual underground deployment at the South Pole. The project is a combined hardware-software solution, receiving the very weak signals from the “antennas”, detecting events and processing the signal for graphical display as well as storage for further processing and retrospective studies.