Justin Vandenbroucke

Physics Department
University of Wisconsin
1150 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

WIPAC office: Room 5311, 608-890-1477
Chamberlin office: Room 4114, 608-265-2427
Chamberlin lab: Room 1146
WIPAC fax: 608-262-2309


I have been an Assistant Professor at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), in the Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, with a joint appiontment in the Astronomy Department, since 2013. During 2012-2013 I was a NASA Einstein Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory). From 2009-2012 I was a Kavli Fellow at KIPAC. I received my PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley in 2009. My research interests include multi-messenger astrophysics, gamma-ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and cosmic ray science. My group and I work on both data analysis and instrumentation development. Members of my group work on the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, and the Distributed Electronic Cosmic-ray Observatory (DECO).

Selected publications

Observation of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos in three years of IceCube data. IceCube Collaboration. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 101101 (2014). arXiv:1405.5303.

Fundamental physics with charged particle measurements at the Cherenkov Telescope Array [Snowmass white paper]. J. Vandenbroucke et al. arXiv:1305.0022.

Measurement of separate cosmic-ray electron and positron spectra with the Fermi Large Area Telescope. Fermi LAT Collaboration. Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 011103 (2012). arXiv:1109.0521.

TARGET: A multi-channel digitizer chip for very-high-energy gamma-ray telescopes. K. Bechtol et al. Astroparticle Physics 36 (2012) 156-165. arXiv:1105.1832.

Physics and astrophysics with gamma-ray telescopes.  J. Vandenbroucke, for the Fermi LAT collaboration. Invited review at Neutrino 2010. arXiv:1012.0849.

Search for acoustic signals from ultrahigh energy neutrinos in 1500 km^3 of sea water.  N. Kurahashi, J. Vandenbroucke, and G. Gratta.  Phys. Rev. D 82, 073006 (2010).   arXiv:1007.5517.

Discovery of a GeV blazar shining through the Galactic plane.  J. Vandenbroucke et al.  ApJ Letters, 718:L166 (2010).   arXiv:1004.1413.

Measurement of Sound Speed vs. Depth in South Pole Ice for Neutrino Astronomy.  IceCube Collaboration (R. Abbasi et al.).  Astroparticle Physics 33, 277 (2010).   arXiv:0909.2629.

Data Acquisition Embedded in the Antarctic Ice Sheet.  J. Vandenbroucke.  Embedded Computing Design magazine, 2008.

Measurement of Acoustic Properties of South Pole Ice for Neutrino Astronomy.  J. Vandenbroucke, for the IceCube Collaboration.  NIM A604 (2009) S164-S170arXiv:0811.1087.

Summary: Acoustic Detection of EHE neutrinos.  J. Vandenbroucke.  Journal of Physics: Conference Series 60 (2007) 101-106astro-ph/0611503.

Feasibility of Acoustic Neutrino Detection in Ice: First Results from the South Pole Acoustic Test Setup (SPATS).  J. Vandenbroucke, for the SPATS group.  Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference (2008)arXiv:0708.2089.

Simulation of a Hybrid Optical/Radio/Acoustic Extension to IceCube for EHE Neutrino Detection.  J. Vandenbroucke et al.  Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 21 (2006) 259-264astro-ph/0512604.

Experimental Study of Acoustic Ultra-High-Energy Neutrino Detection.  J. Vandenbroucke, G. Gratta, and N. Lehtinen.  The Astrophysical Journal, 621:301-312 (2005)astro-ph/0406105.

Selected talks

The multi-messenger astrophysics revolution enabled by neutrinos, gravitational waves, and gamma rays. KICP Colloquium. University of Chicago. Chicago, IL. May 22, 2019. pptx

Multi-messenger astrophysics with neutrinos and gamma rays. Physics Colloquium. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. March 28, 2019. pptx

Multi-messenger astrophysics with neutrinos and gamma rays. Physics & Astronomy Colloquium. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. March 27, 2019. pptx

Construction and initial commissioning of the pSCT camera. Prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope Inauguration. Tucson, AZ. January 17, 2019. pptx

Neutrinos from a massive black hole across the universe. Wednesday Night at the Lab. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI. August 29, 2018. pptx

The Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope: an innovative technology for science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array. COSPAR. Pasadena, CA. July 17, 2018. pptx

Antiparticles in the shadow of the Earth: Cosmic-ray positrons with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. University of San Francisco Physics and Astrophysics Colloquium. San Francisco, CA. March 29, 2012. ppt

Measurement of cosmic-ray positrons with the Fermi LAT. Snowbird Workshop on Dark Matter Observations through Gamma Rays (SnowDOG 2012). Snowbird, UT. March 26, 2012. ppt

Highlights from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of interest to IceCube. IceCube Collaboration Meeting. UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. March 20, 2012. ppt

Antiparticles in the shadow of the Earth: Cosmic-ray positrons with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. UW Madison Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo Forum. March 5, 2012. ppt

Black holes and exploding stars. Rauch Planetarium. Louisville, KY. March 3, 2012. ppt zip with movies

Antiparticles in the shadow of the Earth: Cosmic-ray positrons with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab INPA Seminar. February 10, 2012. ppt

Antiparticles in the shadow of the Earth: Cosmic-ray positrons with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. UCLA High Energy and Astro-Particle Seminar. December 14, 2011. ppt

A billion times beyond visible: Astronomy with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Tri-Valley Stargazers. Livermore, CA. October 21, 2011. ppt

Measurement of the cosmic-ray positron spectrum with the Fermi LAT using the Earth's magnetic field. International Cosmic Ray Conference. Beijing, China. August 15, 2011. ppt

Cosmic-ray electron and positron measurements with the Fermi Large Area Telescope. UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory Colloquium. June 10, 2011. ppt

Physics and astrophysics with gamma-ray telescopes. Neutrino 2010. Athens, Greece. June 16, 2010. ppt

Pop goes the neutrino: Acoustic detection of astrophysical neutrinos. Ohio State University CCAPP Seminar. December 14, 2009. zip

Curriculum Vitae

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