Philip von Doetinchem
Assistant professor

Physics & Astronomy Department (Wat 430)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Phone: +1-808-956-3719
Email: philipvd@hawaii.edu
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My research is devoted to the development and analysis of cosmic-ray detectors especially focusing on indirect dark matter identification with the help of cosmic-ray antimatter. I enjoy working on a wide variety of tasks from electronics testing and finding mechanical solutions over software development and flight operations to data analysis. More information on my research can be found here.

I am a member of the AMS-02 collaboration. AMS-02 is the multi-purpose cosmic-ray flagship experiment on the International Space Station. As a graduate student and postdoctoral researcher, I contributed to the development, integration, and testing of the hardware. My group is currently working on the cosmic-ray antideuteron data analysis, which is a potential breakthrough approach for the identification of dark matter.

I am also a member of the GAPS collaboration, which is a dedicated next-generation low-energy cosmic-ray antideuteron experiment. We had a successful GAPS prototype flight from Taiki, Japan in 2012. The funding for the full payload was approved in fall 2016 and we are in the process of designing and constructing the experiment.

Furthermore, I am a limited member of the NA61/SHINE collaboration. NA61/SHINE is a fixed target experiment, which the group uses to measure the production cross-sections of (anti)deuterons and antiprotons in proton-proton and other heavier ion collisions to reduce systematic uncertainties for the cosmic-ray interpretation.



Education:
2009 Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) in Physics RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Search for Cosmic-Ray Antiparticles with Balloon-borne and Space-borne Experiments
[full resolution, arXiv:0903.1987]
2004 Diploma in Physics RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Separation of Leptons and Hadrons with the Transition Radiation Detector of AMS-02 using neural Networks
[German version]

Philip von Doetinchem - 2017