High Energy Physics Seminar
Speaker: Azadeh Keivani, Penn State University
Title: Real-Time Multi-Messenger Particle Astrophysics
Refreshments available at 1:30 pm.
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.
The realization of multi-messenger astrophysics has opened up a new field of exploration of the most energetic phenomena in the universe. Messenger particles of all four of nature's fundamental forces reach detectors on the ground and satellites in space. Finding coincident signals from these experiments in real-time will help us discover and understand their sources. The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON) links multiple high-energy neutrino, cosmic ray, and gamma ray observatories as well as gravitational wave facilities into a single virtual system, enabling near real-time coincidence searches for multi-messenger astrophysical transients and their electromagnetic counterparts and providing low-latency alerts to follow-up observatories. In this talk, I will first present the recent multi-messenger campaigns resulting into discovery of new sources, and then I will talk about the science case, design elements, partner observatories, and status of the AMON project. I will conclude with a discussion of the multi-messenger prospects for future experiments, such as IceCube-Gen2, the next generation neutrino detector.