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Hi, I am Mohit Saharan.

I am a PhD candidate at Radboud University. I am working in the Pierre Auger Collaboration. The focus of my PhD is to search for ultra-high-energy neutrinos with the Pierre Auger Observatory.

The observatory is undergoing a major upgrade in which antennas are being installed on top of the existing detector array to detect radio emission from ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. I have been working on the calibration of the radio detector (RD). Due to this upgrade, the existing triggers must also be modified to utilise the information from RD. Apart from calibration, I am also working on new triggers to improve neutrino detection. Of course, I am not the only one working on calibration and triggers. I am a part of a group.

Before coming to the Netherlands, I was in India. I did my master’s at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. At TIFR, I did research projects in experimental high energy physics (Hadronic calorimeter of CMS-LHC), experimental astroparticle physics (hadronic interaction models, GRAPES-3 experiment), and theoretical cosmology (weak gravitational lensing, line intensity mapping, 21 cm spectral line, epoch of reionisation).