Jenni Adams

Associate ProfessorJenni Adams

Seminar Co-ordinator for Physics and Astronomy
Beatrice Tinsley 412
Internal Phone: 95989

Qualifications

Research Interests

Jenni Adams research is in the areas of astroparticle physics and cosmology. Astroparticle physics involves research at the interface of astronomy and particle physics. It is a synergy which operates in both directions; particle physics is applied to better understand astrophysical objects as well as using the Universe as a laboratory for high-energy physics. Jenni's interests are in both theoretical and observational aspects.
Recent theoretical work has focussed on the oscillations of neutrinos escaping from supernovae, probing AGN models using gamma ray observations and supersymmetric dark matter models.
My group at the University of Canterbury are members of the IceCube collaboration which operates the IceCube neutrino observatory at the South Pole. Our collaboration has achieved a series of break-through results discovering astrophysical neutrinos in 2013 and identifying the first source of these neutrinos in 2017.

Recent Publications

  • Aartsen MG., Ackermann M., Adams J., A. Aguilar J., Ahlers M., Ahrens M., Alispach C., Altmann D., Andeen K. and Anderson T. (2020) Neutrinos below 100 TeV from the southern sky employing refined veto techniques to IceCube data. Astroparticle Physics 116 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2019.102392.
  • Aartsen MG., Ackermann M., Adams J., Aguilar JA., Ahlers M., Ahrens M., Alispach C., Andeen K., Anderson T. and Ansseau I. (2020) A Search for IceCube Events in the Direction of ANITA Neutrino Candidates. Astrophysical Journal 892(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab791d.
  • Aartsen MG., Ackermann M., Adams J., Aguilar JA., Ahlers M., Ahrens M., Alispach C., Andeen K., Anderson T. and Ansseau I. (2020) A search for neutrino point-source populations in 7 yr of icecube data with neutrino-count statistics. Astrophysical Journal 893(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab7af9.
  • Aartsen MG., Ackermann M., Adams J., Aguilar JA., Ahlers M., Ahrens M., Alispach C., Andeen K., Anderson T. and Ansseau I. (2020) Combined sensitivity to the neutrino mass ordering with JUNO, the IceCube Upgrade, and PINGU. Physical Review D 101(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.101.032006.
  • Aartsen MG., Ackermann M., Adams J., Aguilar JA., Ahlers M., Ahrens M., Alispach C., Andeen K., Anderson T. and Ansseau I. (2020) Design and performance of the first IceAct demonstrator at the South Pole. Journal of Instrumentation 15(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/15/02/T02002.