Colloquium - Francis Halzen (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at the IceCube Detector

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February 18, 2014
4:00PM - 5:00PM
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1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45 pm in the Atrium

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Add to Calendar 2014-02-18 16:00:00 2014-02-18 17:00:00 Colloquium - Francis Halzen (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at the IceCube Detector

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 extraterrestrial neutrinos. I will discuss the instrument, the analysis of the data and the significance of the discovery of cosmic neutrinos.
 

1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45 pm in the Atrium Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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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 extraterrestrial neutrinos. I will discuss the instrument, the analysis of the data and the significance of the discovery of cosmic neutrinos.