UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Associate Professor Jenni Adams

Physics and Astronomy

Fields of Research

  • Cosmology and astroparticle physics
  • High energy neurtrino detection
  • Inflationary phase transition and related phenomena
  • Large scale structure formation in the Universe

Researcher Summary

Research interests are in the area of cosmology and astrophysics. Recent research involvement includes the Radio Ice Cerenkov Experiment (RICE) and IceCube.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Prizes and Awards

  • Erskine Grant (28/02/02-30/04/02). Astronomy Symposium Germany, UIPAP Conf Women in Physics France, Uni's Sussex, Oxford, Torun, Stockholm ( 1997 - 2002)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • IceCube Collaboration. (2013) Measurement of South Pole Ice Transparency with the IceCube LED Calibration System. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A711: 73-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2013.01.054. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2013) Searches for High-Energy Neutrino Emission in the Galaxy with the Combined IceCube-AMANDA Detector. Astrophysical Journal 763(1): 33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/763/1/33. (Journal Articles)
  • Silverwood H., Scott P., Danninger M., Savage C., Edsjöc J., Adams J., Brown AM. and Hultqvist K. (2013) Sensitivity of IceCube-DeepCore to neutralino dark matter in the MSSM-25. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 3: 27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2013/03/027. (Journal Articles)
  • Abbasi R., Abdou Y., Abu-Zayyad T., Adams J., Aguilar JA., Ahlers M., Altmann D., Andeen K., Auffenberg J. and Bai X. (2012) Neutrino Analysis of the 2010 September Crab Nebula Flare and Time-integrated Constraints on Neutrino Emission from the Crab Using IceCube. The Astrophysical Journal 745(45): 11pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/745/1/45. (Journal Articles)
  • Abbasi R., Abdou Y., Abu-Zayyad T., Adams J., Aguilar JA., Ahlers M., Andeen K., Auffenberg J., Bai X. and Baker M. (2012) Background studies for acoustic neutrino detection at the South Pole. Astroparticle Physics 35(6): 312-324. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2011.09.004. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2012) Use of Event-Level Neutrino Telescope Data in Global Fits for Theories of New Physics. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 11: 57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2012/11/057. (Journal Articles)
  • Macías-Ramírez O., Gordon C., Brown AM. and Adams J. (2012) Evaluating the Gamma-Ray Evidence for Self-Annihilating Dark Matter from the Virgo Cluster. Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 86(7): 76004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.076004. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown AM. and Adams J. (2011) High-energy γ-ray properties of the Fanaroff-Riley type I radio galaxy NGC 1275. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 413(4): 2785-2790. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18351.x. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2011) Constraints on the extremely-high energy cosmic neutrino flux with the IceCube 2008-2009 data. Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 83(9): 92003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.83.092003. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2011) Measurement of the atmospheric neutrino energy spectrum from 100 GeV to 400 TeV with IceCube. Physical Review D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 83(1): 12001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.83.012001. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2011) Time-integrated Searches for Point-like Sources of Neutrinos with the 40-String IceCube Detector. Astrophysical Journal 732(1): 18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/732/1/18. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2010) Calibration and Characterization of the IceCube Photomultiplier Tube. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 618(1-3): 139-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2010.03.102. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2010) First search for extremely high energy cosmogenic neutrinos with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Physical Review D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 82(7): 72003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.82.072003. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2010) Limits on a muon flux from Kaluza-Klein dark matter annihilations in the Sun from the IceCube 22-string detector. Physical Review D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 81(5): 57101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.81.057101. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2010) Search for a Lorentz-violating sidereal signal with atmospheric neutrinos in IceCube. Physical Review D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 82(11): 112003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.82.112003. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2010) Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the AMANDA-II neutrino telescope. European Physical Journal C, Particles and Fields 69(3-4): 361-378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1411-6. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2009) Determination of the atmospheric neutrino flux and searches for new physics with AMANDA-II. Physical Review D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 79(10): 102005. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.102005. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2009) Limits on a Muon Flux from Neutralino Annihilations in the Sun with the IceCube 22-String Detector. Physical Review Letters 102(20): 201302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.201302. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2009) Search for High-energy Muon Neutrinos from the "Naked-eye" GRB 080319B with the IceCube Neutrino Telescope. The Astrophysical Journal 701(2): 1721-1731. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/701/2/1721. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2009) Search for point sources of high energy neutrinos with final data from AMANDA-II. Physical Review D, Particle, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 79(6): 62001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.062001. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2009) The IceCube data acquisition system: Signal capture, digitization, and timestamping. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 601(3): 294-316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2009.01.001. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2008) Search for Ultra-High-Energy Neutrinos with AMANDA-II. The Astrophysical Journal 675(2): 1014-1024. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/527046. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2008) Solar Energetic Particle Spectrum on 13 December 2006 Determined by IceTop. The Astrophysical Journal Letters 689(1): 65-68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/595679. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2008) The Search for Muon Neutrinos from Northern Hemisphere Gamma-Ray Bursts with AMANDA. The Astrophysical Journal 674(1): 357-370. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/524920. (Journal Articles)
  • Besson D., Razzaque S., Adams J. and Harris P. (2007) Limits on the transient ultra-high energy neutrino flux from gamma-ray bursts (GRB) derived from RICE data. Astroparticle Physics 26(6): 367-377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2006.07.008. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2007) Five years of searches for point sources of astrophysical neutrinos with the AMANDA-II neutrino telescope. Physical Review D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 75(10): 102001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.75.102001. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2007) Multiyear search for a diffuse flux of muon neutrinos with AMANDA-II. Physical Review D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 76(4): 42008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.76.042008. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2007) Search for Neutrino-induced Cascades from Gamma-Ray Bursts with AMANDA. The Astrophysical Journal 664(1): 397-410. (Journal Articles)
  • Lundberg J., Miočinović P., Woschnagg K., Burgess T., Adams J., Hundertmark S., Desiati P. and Niessen P. (2007) Light tracking through ice and water - Scattering and absorption in heterogeneous media with PHOTONICS. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 581(3): 619-631. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2007.07.143. (Journal Articles)
  • IceCube Collaboration. (2006) Limits on the High-Energy Gamma and Neutrino Fluxes from the SGR 1806-20 Giant Flare of 27 December 2004 with the AMANDA-II Detector. Physical Review Letters 97(22): 221101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.221101. (Journal Articles)
  • Kravchenko I., Cooley C., Hussain S., Seckel D., Wahrlich P., Adams J., Churchwell S., Harris P., Seunarine S. and Bean A. (2006) Rice limits on the diffuse ultrahigh energy neutrino flux. Physical Review D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 73(8): 82002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.73.082002. (Journal Articles)
  • Adams J. and Cresswell B. (2002) Inflationary perturbations from non-scale invariant potentials. Munich, Germany: Proceedings of ESO-CERN-ESA Smposium on Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics, 1 Jan 2002. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Adams J., Langhorne P., Howick E. and Haines E. (2002) Women in Physical science in New Zealand. Paris, France: Women in Physics:The IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, 7 Mar 2002. In AIP Conference Proceedings 628: 199-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1505331. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Rao S., Adams J., Andam A., Frederiksen A., Gupte N., Gyanchandani J., Hooijer C., O'Brien J. and Saeta P. (2002) Attracting Girls into physics. Paris, France: Women in Physics:The IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, 7 Mar 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Adams J., Cresswell B. and Easther R. (2001) Inflationary perturbations from a potential with a step. Physical Review D, Particles and fields 64(12): 123514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.64.123514. (Journal Articles)
  • Razzaque S., Seunarine S., Besson D., McKay DW. and Adams J. (2001) Modeling electromagnetic showers in ice at ~ 1TeV. Hamburg, Germany: 27th International Cosmic Ray Conference, 7 Aug 2001 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Seckel D., Spiczak G., Adams J., Seunarine S., Frichter GM., Allen C., Bean A., Besson D., Box DJ. and Buniy R. (2001) Results from the RICE experiment: limits on the ultra-high energy neutrino flux. Hamburg, Germany: 27th International Cosmic Ray Conference, 7 Aug 2001. In Proceedings of the ICRC: 1137-1140. http://copernicus.org/icrc/CDProceedings/Icrc2001/papers/ici7281_p.pdf. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Seckel D., Spiczak G., Seunarine S., Frichter GM., Allen C., Bean A., Besson D., Box DJ., Buniy R. and Coppel E. (2001) Study of ice properties with the RICE experiment. Hamburg, Germany: Proc. of the 27th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2001), 7 Aug 2001 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Adams J. (2000) Neutrino telescopes in Antarctica. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia 17(1): 13-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AS00013. (Journal Articles)
  • Adams J. (1998) Large Scale Structure from Multiple Inflation. Cosmo-97 First International Workshop on Particle Physics and the Early Universe : 373-375. (Journal Articles)