Nov 26 – 30, 2018
Europe/Vienna timezone

Pushing the Energy and Cosmic Frontiers with High-Energy Astrophysical Neutrinos

Nov 26, 2018, 3:45 PM
35m
Festsaal

Festsaal

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Invited Talk [10] Multimessenger probes of the universe Plenary

Speaker

Dr Mauricio Bustamante (Niels Bohr Institute)

Description

The astrophysical neutrinos recently discovered by IceCube have the highest detected neutrino energies --- from TeV to PeV --- and travel the longest distances --- up to a few Gpc, the size of the observable Universe. These features make them naturally attractive probes of fundamental particle-physics properties, possibly tiny in size, at energy scales unreachable by any other means. The decades before the IceCube discovery saw many proposals of particle-physics studies in this direction. Today, those proposals have become a reality, in spite of prevalent astrophysical unknowns. I will showcase examples of doing fundamental neutrino physics at these scales, including some of the most stringent tests of physics beyond the Standard Model. In the future, higher neutrino energies --- up to tens of EeV, larger detectors, and improved detection techniques will improve our reach.

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Dr Mauricio Bustamante (Niels Bohr Institute)

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