United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Kaeli Hughes

Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
Research Interests
Kaeli Hughes is an experimental astrophysicist working to build and detect neutrinos at the highest energies (above 10 PeV). She did her Ph.D. work on the ARA experiment, a ground-based neutrino detector at the South Pole, and now works on the PUEO balloon experiment which will fly out of McMurdo Station in December 2025. Understanding the flux of neutrinos above 10 PeV will help us better understand both particle physics and astronomy.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
McMurdo Station
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Research Keywords
neutrino, radio, ultra-high-energy, ice, cosmic rays
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Expert Group - Astronomy and Astrophysics