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ERC Starting Grant for ECAP professor Anna Nelles

Anna Nelles with two types of neutrino detectors: RNO-G's antenna (right) and an optical module (left). Credit: Axel Hagedorn / DESY

Anna Nelles, who is both a professor at ECAP and a scientist at DESY, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant worth 1.5 Mio EUR for 5 years. With the Radio Neutrino Observatory in Greenland (RNO-G) she is building a network of radio antennas to eavesdrop on extremely energetic neutrinos from space. ECAP has been constructing hardware for RNO-G since its first antenna in 2020. The ERC grant will fund several PhD students and post-docs to work on RNO-G to enable precision calibration and (hopefully) the discovery of EeV neutrinos.

Further reading:
FAU Faculty of Sciences news article (only German)
FAU press release (only German)
DESY press release