Public Lecture of the Great Lakes Cosmology Workshop

IceCube: A Neutrino Window on the Universe

 

Francis Halzen

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

Tuesday, August 6

7:30pm

1400 Wegmans Hall, University of Rochester

 

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Abstract:

The IceCube project at the South Pole melted eighty-six holes over 1.5 miles deep in the Antarctic icecap to construct an enormous astronomical observatory. The experiment recently discovered a flux of neutrinos reaching us from the cosmos, with energies more than a million times those of neutrinos produced at accelerator laboratories. These cosmic neutrinos are astronomical messengers coming from some of the most violent processes in the universe and from the biggest explosions since the Big Bang. We will discuss the IceCube telescope and highlight the recent discovery that some high-energy neutrinos—and cosmic rays—originate from sources powered by rotating supermassive black holes.


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Event Snapshot
When and Where
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Room/Location:
1400 Wegmans Hall, University of Rochester
Who

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested

No

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