The IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the Beginning of Neutrino Astrophysics
Presented by Dawn Williams, University of Alabama
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is the world’s largest neutrino detector, instrumenting a cubic kilometer of ice at the geographic South Pole. IceCube was designed to detect high-energy astrophysical neutrinos from potential cosmic ray acceleration sites such as active galactic nuclei, gamma ray bursts and supernova remnants. IceCube announced the detection of a diffuse flux of astrophysical neutrinos in 2013, including the highest energy neutrinos ever detected. In September 2018, IceCube observed a neutrino in coincidence with a flaring blazar. I will discuss the latest results from IceCube and discuss prospects for future upgrades and expansions of the detector.
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF), 307
1414 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996