steven prohira

Principal Investigator (Experimental PI) the Radar Echo Telescope
CCAPP postdoctoral fellow, president's postdoctoral scholar, OSU


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


Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) post-doctoral fellow, The Ohio State University, sept. 2018-present
President's Postdoctoral Scholar, The Ohio State University, sept. 2019-present
graduate research assistant, University of Kansas, 2014-2018, dr. Dave Besson's astroparticle group

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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: VHDL, c/c++, ROOT, Android, processing, arduino, python
--scripting: HTML/CSS, PHP, bash
--design,layout: LTSpice, Numerical Electromagnetics Code, others, mspaint, etc..

see here for github.


--circuit design and construction, machining, woodworking

collaborations and affiliations

Radar Echo Telescope (RET)[experimental PI]
Testbeam Experiment 576 (T576)[spokesperson/lead]
Telescope Array RADAR (TARA)
Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA)


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


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