RASC Regular Meeting
Mar 10, 2014
Not of this Earth: the advent of neutrino astronomy

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TELUS World of Science
FREE and open to the public.

7:30 PM Guest Speaker

Darren Grant
University of Alberta, Department of Physics

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Scientists have created the world’s largest neutrino telescope, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, in one of the planet’s most extreme environments, at South Pole Station Antarctica. Instrumenting more than a gigaton of ice, the observatory is designed to detect interactions of the highest energy neutrinos expected to be produced in the Universe’s most violent astrophysical processes. With IceCube’s recent announcement of the first detection of very high-energy neutrinos of extraterrestrial origin, a new window to study the Universe was opened. In this talk, Darren Grant presented the very latest results from IceCube and discussed what they imply for the emerging field of neutrino astronomy.