Conference talk F. Halzen

Speaker: 
F. Halzen
Affiliation: 
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: 
IceCube: Particle Astrophysics with High Energy Neutrinos
Abstract: 

Construction and commissioning of the cubic-kilometer IceCube neutrino detector and its low energy extension DeepCore have been completed. The instrument detects neutrinos over a wide energy range: from 10 GeV atmospheric neutrinos to 1010 GeV cosmogenic neutrinos. We will discuss initial results based on a subsample of the ~100,000 neutrino events recorded during construction. We will emphasize the first measurement of the high-energy atmospheric neutrino spectrum, the search for the still enigmatic sources of the Galactic and extragalactic cosmic rays and for the particle nature of dark matter.

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Location: 
Academy Building
Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 10:30 - 11:20