Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I have been quite remiss about posting to this blog. One of my new years resolutions has been to do better.

Despite the lack of postings, ARIANNA has been moving forward. In November/December, three graduate students from UC Irvine visited the site, and deployed another prototype station. The setup if similar to the current system, but this station has a new waveform digitizer system, based on a new chip from Stuart Kleinfelder. It also has electronics (computer, etc.) that should handle the cold better.

They also rejuvenated the old station. Now, as long as the power holds out, we will have two stations for comparison purposes.

One of the students kept his own blog, at

It is well worth a read.