Cosmin Deaconu

Senior Researcher, KICP

Cosmin Deaconu
Eckhardt Research Center
Room 491
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-7862


Ph.D., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015


I primarily work with Professor Abigail Vieregg on several experiments seeking to observe, for the first time, some of the most energetic particles in the universe. (ANITA, ARA, GNO) search for radio emissions produced by extremely-high-energy (~EeV) neutrinos interacting in glacial ice. These neutrinos are thought to be produced through interactions of ultra-high energy-cosmic rays (which we do know exist) with the cosmic microwave background (which we also know exists) through the GZK process. A successful observation would help shed light on the origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays and provide the highest-energy measurements of neutrino-nucleon cross-sections. I also work on the new BEACON mountain-top radio tau observatory.