Abstract: Despite 100 years of cosmic ray observations, the sources of the highest energy cosmic rays remain unknown. Neutrinos are produced in hadronic interactions, and observing a point source of astrophysical neutrinos would therefore be a “smoking gun” signature of cosmic ray acceleration.
I present the latest results from searches for neutrino point sources with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a cubic kilometer Cherenkov detector built into the ice sheet at the geographic South Pole. I will also discuss how these results inform our understanding of recent neutrino observations and emission models.
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Location: Physics/Astrophysics Bldg., Kistler Conference Rooms 102/103 (Map)
(Light refreshments available 4:00pm; Presentation begis 4:15pm)
Open to All