Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA)

Paras Koundal


Institute: Institute for Astroparticle Physics, KIT
Building No.: 425
Room: 139
Phone: 017668628190
Email: Paras.Koundal@kit.edu
Personal Website: Paras Koundal
IceCube Website: IceCube - Paras Koundal

Ph.D. Thesis

Title: Study of the Elemental Composition of cosmic rays in the PeV-EeV energy range measured with IceCube, using Graph Neural Networks;
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ralph Engel ,
Scientific Supervisor: Dr. Andreas Haungs

Interesting Links and Infographics
1. IceCube Observatory - Website
2. IceCube - Business Insider

A story of Cosmic Rays and Neutrinos with IceCube Observatory

Conferences, Workshops and Talks Attended

Title Main Focus Location and Link
ECAP - Astroparticle School, 2019 Impart broad knowledge in astroparticle physics through dedicated lectures "Gasthof Drei Linden" in Obertrubach-Barnfels ECAP School
711th - Heraeus-Seminar : The Science Cloud - Towards a Research Data Ecosystem for the next Generation of Data-intensive Experiments and Observatories Discussions among experts from science and industry with young scientists on how to meet challanges and produce robust and scalable solutions for a future scientific computing infrastructure. Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef; H$ Seminar;Indico Link; APS Article on Seminar
Big Data Science in Astroparticle Research, 2020 Supported by Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics (HAP) and Arbeitskreis Physik, moderne Informationstechnologie und Kunstliche Intelligenz der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft e. V. (AKPIK), the workshop focussed on Deep Learning, Open Data-Software-Analysis through multiple lectures and a hands-on tutorial session. "SuperC" - RWTH Aachen University Workshop Link
7th KSETA Plenary Workshop,2020 The aim of the workshop is to learn more about all the research fields in KSETA (KIT) and to strenghten cooperation and team building. "Best Western Hotel" - Durbach Workshop Link
IceCube Spring Collaboration Meeting, 2020 Discuss recent results and review the status of and future improvements of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (including the forthcoming IceCube Upgrade). "Virtual Meeting", Indico Link
IceCube Fall Collaboration Meeting, 2020 Discuss recent results and review the status of and future improvements of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (including the forthcoming IceCube Upgrade). "Virtual Meeting"

Talks and Posters Delivered

Title Type and Date Delivered
Probing Cosmic Rays for Mass Composition - Using Graph Neural Networks (IceCube Fall Collaboration Meeting, 2020) Talk - 16th September, 2020; Know More
Cosmic Ray Composition studies using IceCube Observatory (KSETA Plenary Workshop,2020) Poster - 20th February , 2020
Estimation of Accelerator Neutrino Flux (ECAP - Astroparticle School, 2019) Talk - 9th October , 2019


Collaboration Publications
Title Journal Published & Link
LeptonInjector and LeptonWeighter: A neutrino event generator and weighter for neutrino observatories ArXiV Link
Follow-up of astrophysical transients in real time with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory ArXiV Link
A search for time-dependent astrophysical neutrino emission with IceCube data from 2012 to 2017 ArXiV Link
Measurement of the high-energy all-flavor neutrino-nucleon cross section with IceCube ArXiV Link
Measurement of Astrophysical Tau Neutrinos in IceCube's High-Energy Starting Events ArXiV Link
The IceCube high-energy starting event sample: Description and flux characterization with 7.5 years of data ArXiV Link
Search for sub-TeV neutrino emission from transient sources with three years of IceCube data ArXiV Link
Multimessenger Gamma-Ray and Neutrino Coincidence Alerts using HAWC and IceCube sub-threshold Data ArXiV Link
Measurements of the Time-Dependent Cosmic-Ray Sun Shadow with Seven Years of IceCube Data -- Comparison with the Solar Cycle and Magnetic Field Models ArXiV Link
IceCube-Gen2: The Window to the Extreme Universe ArXiV Link
Cosmic Ray Spectrum from 250 TeV to 10 PeV using IceTop ArXiV Link
IceCube Search for Neutrinos Coincident with Compact Binary Mergers from LIGO-Virgo's First Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog ArXiV Link
Searching for eV-scale sterile neutrinos with eight years of atmospheric neutrinos at the IceCube Neutrino Telescope ArXiV Link
An eV-scale sterile neutrino search using eight years of atmospheric muon neutrino data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory ArXiV Link

KSETA Courses Attended

Title Supervisor
Project Management Dr. Udo Erdmann
Neutrino physics Prof. Dr. Thomas Schwetz-Mangold
Scientific writing C. Fitzsimons
Interpretations of quantum mechanics Prof. Dr. Roderich Tumulka

Teaching and Supervision Duties

Title Details Year
Advanced Nuclear Physics Lab KSETA Course October, 2020 - February, 2021
Advanced Nuclear Physics Lab KSETA Course May - August, 2020

Annual Reports

Year Link
KSETA Annual Report, 2021

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KSETA Annual Report, 2020

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