Free Meson Seminars

Probing neutrino interactions and properties with IceCube

by Dr. Mohamed Rameez (TIFR)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Zoom
Description Please contact rishi(at)theory(dot)tifr(dot)res(dot)in for the zoom meeting id and the password for this seminar.

Instrumenting a gigaton of ice at the South Pole, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory can probe neutrino interactions at high energies and neutrino properties with high statistics. This is possible due to the existence of a flux of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos, discovered by IceCube in 2013-14, and the preponderance of neutrinos produced by cosmic ray interactions in the atmosphere. Recent measurements have been performed of the neutrino-nucleon cross section above a TeV and neutrino oscillation parameters using hundreds of thousands of candidate events. IceCube has also detected its first electron antineutrino candidate near the Glashow resonance energy of 6.3 PeV, a discovery that comes with implications for neutrino astronomy. This talk will highlight recent results and illustrate the unique capabilities of this detector, as well as illuminate the future of astroparticle physics at the south pole.