High Energy Physics Seminar
Speaker: Naoko Kurahashi Nielsen, Drexel University
Title: Detecting Cosmic Neutrinos with IceCube
Refreshments available at 1:30 pm.
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.
The universe has been studied using light since the dawn of astronomy, when starlight captured the human eye. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory observes the universe instead in neutrinos. In 2013, a diffuse flux of astrophysical neutrinos were discovered by IceCube. These neutrinos from beyond the solar system are new and necessary messengers in high energy astronomy. I will discuss the multiple diffuse flux analyses in IceCube that observe the astrophysical flux, and what each can tell us. Spatial analyses that aim to identify the sources of such astrophysical neutrinos will also be discussed, followed by an attempt to reconcile all results, to draw a coherent picture that is the state of neutrino astronomy.