Finding Neutrinos with (an) IceCube

Super energetic neutrinos can be formed in exotic places, for example the accelerators in the core of galactic supermassive black holes. The IceCube neutrino detector array was built and deployed at the South Pole. The detectors are designed and posi

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Super energetic neutrinos can be formed in exotic places, for example the accelerators in the core of galactic supermassive black holes. The IceCube neutrino detector array was built and deployed at the South Pole. The detectors are designed and positioned to find specific particles in a background of myriad charged particles bombarding the Earth. A particular event called IceCube-170922 was detected with an energy of 300 trillion electron volts and pointed back to a specific point in the sky.


Join Tony Darnell and Carol Christian during Afternoon Astronomy Coffee on Thursday, 9 August 2018 at 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 UTC) as they discuss with the investigators, including Erik Blaufussi (University of Maryland), how IceCube works, what the researchers hope to find, and the detection of IceCube-10922.

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