Physics Colloquium

"Recent results from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the prospects for IceCube-Gen2"

Presented by Prof. Erik K. Blaufuss, Univ.of Maryland

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 3:30 pm — Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Please note that self-served coffee and cookies will be in the seminar lounge at 3:00 pm. Abstract: The IceCube Neutrino Observatory instruments a cubic-kilometer of glacial ice under the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica to detect neutrinos above ~100 GeV and perform astroparticle observations of the Universe. Astrophysical neutrinos are expected to be created in the birthplaces of high-energy cosmic rays, and point the way back to these elusive sources. Since IceCube's detection of a diffuse flux of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos in 2013, identifying their sources has been the primary science goal. This talk with will present the latest measurements of the astrophysical neutrino flux, highlight results from realtime alerts generated by astrophysical neutrino detections that trigger rapid follow-up observations by the community and the recent observation of neutrinos from our Milky Way galaxy. Future upgrades to IceCube will also be discussed, including the physics potential of a future IceCube-Gen2 facility at the South Pole.

Hosted by: David Jaffe

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