45th Annual DAMOP Meeting
June 2-6, 2014 • Madison, Wisconsin
Thursday, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Exhibition Hall AB (Level 1)
Following dinner DAMOP prizes, awards and fellowships will be presented.
The after dinner talk will be given by Professor Francis Halzen, of the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center and Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professor Halzen is the Hilldale and Gregory Breit Professor and principal investigator of the IceCube project, which recently enabled the first detection of cosmic neutrinos a discovery named the 2013 Physics World Breakthrough of the Year. We will be treated to a description of this research adventure. His talk title and abstract follow.
Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at the IceCube Detector
The IceCube project has transformed one cubic kilometer of natural Antarctic ice into a neutrino detector. The instrument detects 100,000 neutrinos per year in the GeV to PeV energy range. Among those we have recently isolated a flux of extraterrestrial neutrinos. I will discuss the instrument, the analysis of the data and the significance of the discovery of cosmic neutrinos.