Ice Fishing for Neutrinos

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday September 12, 2016
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Room 144, Clough Undergraduate Learning Center
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Contact

Dione Morton
dione.morton@physics.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Francis Halzen on the IceCube project

Full Summary: University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Francis Halzen on the IceCube project

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Francis Halzen discusses the IceCube project

The IceCube project at the South Pole has melted eighty-six holes over 1.5 miles deep in the Antarctic icecap for use as astronomical observatories. The project recently discovered a flux of neutrinos reaching us from the cosmos,with energies more than a million times those of the neutrinos produced at accelerator laboratories. These neutrinos are astronomical messengers from some of the most violent processes in the universe associated with starbursts, giant black holes gobbling up stars in the heart of quasars and gamma-ray bursts, the biggest explosions since the Big Bang. We will discuss the IceCube telescope and highlight its first scientific results.

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General, College of Sciences

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
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  • Created By: Michael Hagearty
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 10, 2016 - 7:54am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:15pm