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

--RET-CR deployment, Summit Camp, Greenland, 2023
--BEACON deployment, White Mountain, California, 2019
--TARA Remote Station Redeploy, University of Kansas Field Station, 2018
--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


--firmware: Verilog, VHDL
--programming: c/c++, ROOT, Android, processing, arduino
--scripting: HTML/CSS, PHP, bash, python
--design,layout,graphics: 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 (BEACON) [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]


Royal Geographical Society article about research at Summit Station, with a blurb about RET
Physics World Weekly podcast about RET
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 2018

University of Kansas Field Station Graduate Student award, 2017

US Antarctic Service Medal, 2016