University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, October 29, 2007
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Kara Hoffman
University of Maryland
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory

IceCube, already the worlds largest neutrino telescope, is currently under construction at the South Pole. To date, more than one quarter the array has been completed and is successfully collecting data. Here, I build the physics case for this ambitious project and present the first results, as well as a glimpse of the unprecedented physics potential expected from the completed IceCube detector, which will encompass a cubic kilometer of instrumented ice.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Catha Stewart at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.