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Research interests

Prof. dr. Ad van den Berg is interested in understanding the origin of cosmic rays at ultra-high energies and their acceleration mechanisms.

Ad van den Berg has focused in the recent years on the physics with and the origin of cosmic rays at extreme energies, which is one of the key science questions of astroparticle physics. In 2009 he has been appointed as professor at the University of Groningen in the field of experimental astroparticle physics. He and his group joined in 2005 the Pierre Auger Collaboration and was asked at that time by the collaboration to lead the development of the radio-detection technique for cosmic rays, recognizing his leadership. Under his leadership the first detection of cosmic rays at the Pierre Auger Collaboration was performed and a detailed comparison of experimental and theoretical data has been achieved. With these efforts the radio-detection technique from small-scale experiments to the present medium-scale experiment through the deployment of more than 100 stations spread over an area of more than 10 km2.

Ad van den Berg was the chair person of the International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC) which took place in The Hague in 2015.


A 3-Year Sample of Almost 1,600 Elves Recorded Above South America by the Pierre Auger Cosmic-Ray Observatory

Deep-sea deployment of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope detection units by self-unrolling

Dependence of atmospheric muon flux on seawater depth measured with the first KM3NeT detection units The KM3NeT Collaboration

Event reconstruction for KM3NeT/ORCA using convolutional neural networks

gSeaGen: The KM3NeT GENIE-based code for neutrino telescopes

The Control Unit of the KM3NeT Data Acquisition System

Data-driven estimation of the invisible energy of cosmic ray showers with the Pierre Auger Observatory

KM3NeT front-end and readout electronics system: hardware, firmware, and software

Limits on point-like sources of ultra-high-energy neutrinos with the Pierre Auger Observatory

Measurement of the average shape of longitudinal profiles of cosmic-ray air showers at the Pierre Auger Observatory

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