SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, December 2, 2013
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Erik Blaufuss
University of Maryland

Recent Results from IceCube

High energy neutrinos are unique messengers, traveling cosmic distances without being absorbed or deflected, that offer a new perspective on the high-energy universe. The IceCube neutrino observatory, now in operation at the geographic South Pole, instruments a cubic kilometer of Antarctic ice as a high-energy neutrino detector. This talk will summarize recent observations that have offered the first evidence of a high-energy extraterrestrial signal beyond the atmospheric particle backgrounds and explore future prospects for continued observations with IceCube.