IceCube and the discovery of high-energy cosmic neutrinos

Datum: 31 maart 2015

Locatie: UAntwerp - Campus Groenenborger - T1.05 - Groeneborgerlaan 171 - 2020 Antwerp

Tijdstip: 16 - 18 uur

Organisatie / co-organisatie: Departementale Fysica Colloquia

Korte beschrijving: Seminar: Prof Francis Halzen on his research into high-energetic cosmic neutrino's and the IceCube detector at Antarctica

The IceCube project has transformed one cubic kilometer of natural Antarctic ice into a neutrino detector. The instrument detects 100,000 neutrinos per year in the GeV to PeV energy range. Among those, we have recently isolated a flux of high-energy cosmic neutrinos. I will discuss the instrument, the analysis of the data and the significance of the discovery of cosmic neutrinos.

Prof Francis Halzen
Prof Halzen is affiliated to the University of Wisconsin and has assistend in constructing the IceCube detector at Antarctica, an experiment to which he has now become the director.

Read more on Prof Francis Halzen 
Read more on the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center and Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA