steven prohira

Co-Principal Investigator (Experimental PI) the Radar Echo Telescope


Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, 2022-present
Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) post-doctoral fellow, The Ohio State University, sept. 2018-2022
President's Postdoctoral Scholar, The Ohio State University, sept. 2019-2021


phd, physics, university of kansas 2018
ms, physics, university of kansas 2016

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research interests

experimental particle physics, astroparticle physics, neutrino physics, radio physics,

technical skills

-field work

--BEACON deployment, White Mountain, California, 2019
--ANITA-IV recovery mission, South Pole, Antarctica, 2017
--ANITA HiCal launch, McMurdo station/LDB, Antarctica, 2016
--TARA Remote Station deployment/upgrade, UT, USA, several trips 2013-2016

-lab work

--Testbeam experiment 576, SLAC national accelerator laboratory, 2018


--programming: Verilog, VHDL, c/c++, ROOT, Android, processing, arduino
--scripting: HTML/CSS, PHP, bash, python
--design,layout: LTSpice, Numerical Electromagnetics Code, inkscape

see here for github.


--circuits, machining, woodworking, metalworking

collaborations and affiliations

Radar Echo Telescope (RET) [experimental PI]
Testbeam Experiment 576 (T576) [spokesperson/lead]
the Beam forming Elevated Array for COsmic Neutrinos [member]
the Payload for Ultrahigh Energy Observations (PUEO) [member]
Telescope Array RADAR (TARA) [former member]
Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) [former member]
Belle [former collaborator]


Physics Today (T576)
Physics World (T576)
Physical Review FOCUS (T576)


2022 MacArthur fellow

NSF Collaborative Research Grant, 2020, for the Radar Echo Telescope for Cosmic Rays (RET-CR), Ohio State University

US DOE SCGSR award recipient, 2017 - "Experimental measurement and analysis of coherent radio-scatter from electron-beam induced particle showers", performed at SLAC 5/18

University of Kansas Field Station Graduate Student award, 2017

US Antarctic Service Medal, 2016