Seminar S. Buitink

S. Buitink
KVI, Groningen
Radio flashes from cosmic neutrinos

Cosmic neutrinos carry valuable information about the high-energy universe. They are created in the strongest particle accelerators of the universe, such as supernovas, gamma-ray-burst and active black holes, or in the interaction of cosmic rays on the cosmic microwave background radiation. Neutrino astronomy offers a new view on the universe, complementary to photon astronomy. However, neutrinos are extremely hard to detect and innovative methods are needed to find them. One way of detecting neutrinos is by the radio signal that is produced when they interact in dense matter. Antenna arrays on Antarctica, balloon experiments and satellites hunt for these pulses. It is even possible to use Earth-based radio telescopes to search for radio flashes originating from neutrino impacts on the Moon.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 11:20 - 11:50