Physics at Virginia

"Neutrino Astronomy, From Dream to Reality"

Naoko Kurahashi Neilson , Drexel University
[Host: Craig Dukes]

The Universe has been studied using light since the dawn of astronomy,
when starlight captured the human eye. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory,
located at the geographic South Pole, observes the Universe in a
different and unique way: in high-energy neutrinos. IceCube's discovery
in 2013 of a diffuse celestial neutrino radiation started an era of
neutrino astronomy. Last year, the first observation of our own Milky
Way galaxy in neutrinos was announced, marking the start of Galactic
neutrino astronomy. This talk will cover why neutrinos are an essential
messenger in astronomy, how the galactic observation was made, and will
review other milestones in neutrino astronomy. Finally, an outlook for
the coming decade and the need for a global strategy will be presented.


High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
4:00 PM
Dell 2, Room 100
Note special time.
Note special room.

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