Philip von Doetinchem
Physics & Astronomy Department (Wat 430)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
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My research is devoted to developing cosmic-ray detectors and analyzing their data, especially using cosmic-ray antinuclei as messengers of new physics. I enjoy working on various tasks, from experiment design to construction to data analysis. More information on my research can be found here.

My group is 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 developing, integrating, and testing the hardware. My group is currently working on the cosmic-ray antinuclei and deuteron data analyses.

My group is also a member of the GAPS collaboration, which is a dedicated next-generation low-energy cosmic-ray antinuclei experiment. We had a successful GAPS prototype flight from Taiki, Japan 2012. We are in the process of constructing and testing the full experiment. The first Antarctic flight will take place in 2024. Check out the GAPS AR App, which UH students developed.

Furthermore, my group is a limited member of the NA61/SHINE collaboration. NA61/SHINE is a fixed target experiment that 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 cosmic-ray interpretation.

Together with other colleagues, I also organize cosmic-ray antideuteron workshops. The latest iteration took place in March 2019. Please click on the logo for more information.

I am also interested in increasing STEM education efforts and was part of a team that organized the first dedicated STEM education for older adults STEM60+ workshop. Please click on the logo for more information.


News: 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 - 2023