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

Not scheduled
20m
Windsor Building (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Windsor Building

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham Hill, Surrey TW20 0EX
plenary talk Particle Astrophysics, Current and Future

Speaker

Ryan Nichol (UCL)

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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