Recent results from the IceCube Neutrino Telescope

Speaker: Carlos Pérez de los Heros, Uppsala University

Speaker arrival: 15/11/2017

Speaker departure: 18/11/2017

Assigned office: 23

Title: Recent results from the IceCube Neutrino Telescope

Place: Seminario del Dpto Física Teórica y del Cosmos

Date: 16/11/2017

Time: 10:00

Abstract:
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole is the world's largest neutrino telescope. It instruments a kilometer cube of ice with more than 5000 optical sensors that detect the Cherenkov light emitted by particles produced in neutrino interactions in the ice. Covering a wide range of neutrino energies, from few GeV to PeV, its physics program is extremely rich, spanning from high-energy astrophysics to dark matter searches, neutrino oscillations or tests of fundamental laws. In 2013 IceCube announced the discovery of an astrophysical neutrino flux at energies that are approximately 100 million times greater than the energies of neutrinos previously observed from the Sun and the supernovae 1987a, marking the beginning of a new era in neutrino astronomy. The talk will highlight the steps that lead to the discovery of astrophysical neutrinos and the current status of our knowledge of such flux. I will also summarize IceCube results from other physics topics like dark matter, neutrino oscillations or searches for new particles