Dmitriy Kostunin

Dmitriy Kostunin


Research Groups

Biography

During my study at the Irkutsk State University I found my interest in particle and astroparticle physics: participated in development of acoustic detector for neutrino telescope NT-200 at the beginning and later moved to Bogoluibov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics in Joint Institute for Nuclear Reserch (Dubna), where I was working in the field of phenomenology of low-energy hadronic interactions. During my PhD study at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology I have entered the field of radio detection of air-showers at the moment of deployment of second-generation digital radio array Tunka-Rex in 2012, and it was not clear, whether it is feasible to build a radio detector measuring cosmic-ray air-showers with resolution competitive to those of the optical detectors. The results of the first stage of Tunka-Rex had given a positive answer to this question. Later I have developed different methods for the improving the resolution of radio detector and became a principal investigator of Tunka-Rex in 2018. In 2018 I moved to DESY Zeuthen and started work on H.E.S.S., an array of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes located in Namibia, which consists of four small (12-m mirror) and one large (28-m mirror) telescopes. Within H.E.S.S. I have both technical and scientific responsibilities. I am the leader of the working group responsible for the camera subsystem of small telescopes; additionaly I am working on search for the gamma counterpart to the fast radio bursts; last but not least, I am working on the analysis of possible galactic PeVatrons, a sources featuring high-energy emission which are potentially connected to the cosmic-ray production.

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Publications

Using Modern Machine Learning Methods on KASCADE Data for Outreach and Education

December 2021

V. Tokareva, D. Kostunin, I. Plokhikh and V. Sotnikov

The 5th International Workshop on Deep Learning in Computational Physics (DLCP2021)

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Legacy of Tunka-Rex Software and Data

December 2021

P. Bezyazeekov for the Tunka-Rex Collaboration

The 5th International Workshop on Deep Learning in Computational Physics (DLCP2021) - Short papers

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New insights from old cosmic rays: A novel analysis of archival KASCADE data

August 2021

D. Kostunin, I. Plokhikh, M. Ahlers, V. Tokareva, V. Lenok, P.A. Bezyazeekov, S. Golovachev, V. Sotnikov, R. Mullyadzhanov and E. Sotnikova

PoS ICRC 2021 (2021) 319

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Reconstruction of sub-threshold events of cosmic-ray radio detectors using an autoencoder

August 2021

P. Bezyazeekov, D. Shipilov, D. Kostunin, I. Plokhikh, A. Mikhaylenko, P. Turishcheva, S. Golovachev, V. Sotnikov and E. Sotnikova for the Tunka-Rex Collaboration

PoS ICRC 2021 (2021) 223

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Tunka-Rex Virtual Observatory

August 2021

V. Lenok, D. Kostunin, O. Kopylova, P. Bezyazeekov, D. Wochele, F. Polgart, S. Golovachev, V. Sotnikov and E. Sotnikova for the Tunka-Rex Collaboration

PoS ICRC 2021 (2021) 421

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Classification and Denoising of Cosmic-Ray Radio Signals using Deep Learning

July 2021

A. Rehman, A. Coleman, F.G. Schröder and D. Kostunin

PoS ICRC 2021 (2021) 417

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