University of Maryland
4:30 PM Monday, December 6, 2021
Talk Recording

Foteini Oikonomou
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

High-energy neutrinos from AGN jets

The recent discovery of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos has opened a new window to the Universe. Identifying the sources of these neutrinos is the main focus of the emerging field of neutrino astronomy. Combining neutrino data and electromagnetic measurements in a multi-messenger approach may lead us to the sources of the neutrinos and help to solve the long-standing big question of the origin of high-energy cosmic rays. A leading candidate source population is active galactic nuclei (AGN), which host accreting supermassive black holes and relativistic jets. In this talk, I will review the current status of the field and what we know about the possible role of jetted AGN as sources of high-energy neutrinos.