7-9 April 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

Neutrino Particle Astrophysics

8 Apr 2014, 11:35
25m
Windsor Building Auditorium (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Windsor Building Auditorium

Royal Holloway, University of London

The Neutrino Sector Plenary 4

Speaker

Dr Ryan Nichol

Description

Neutrino particle astrophysics is a frontier field at the crossroads of particle physics and astrophysics. Given the low fluxes of astrophysical neutrinos, gigantic detection volumes are necessary to detect the weakly interacting particles. The past twelve months have been an exciting time in the field on neutrino particle astrophysics, with the IceCube experiment claiming the first evidence for high energy extra-terrestrial neutrinos. If confirmed this evidence will be the first time since 1987 that neutrinos have been detected from outside of our solar system. Results from the current generation of neutrino particle astrophysics experiments will be presented, along with the prospects of imminent future experiments. Finally, the possibilities for utilising neutrino particle astrophysics detectors to measure neutrino oscillations will briefly be addressed.

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