Physics Club: Ignacio Taboada, Georgia Institute of Technology, “IceCube and the birth of high-energy neutrino astrophysics”

Event time: 
Monday, April 10, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL, Room 57 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Ignacio Taboada, Georgia Institute of Technology
Event description: 

IceCube is the largest neutrino telescope in operation in the World. IceCube’s main objective is neutrino astrophysics, but it has significant contributions to the search for Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics, Glaciology, Physics beyond the Standard Model, etc. In 2013, IceCube discovered an all-sky, isotropic and all-flavor, flux of ~10 TeV to ~10 PeV astrophysical neutrinos. The class or classes of this objects responsible for this flux have not been identified.
In this presentation I’ll review the technique used by IceCube for neutrino detection. I’ll discuss the motivation for doing neutrino astronomy and I’ll present the latest results by IceCube with an emphasis on astrophysics.
Host: Reina Maruyama (