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Amy Connolly (The Ohio State University)

Date: Tue. May 8th, 2018, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Foldy Room (Rock 211)

High Energy Neutrino Astronomy through Radio Detection 

Multimessenger astronomy has entered an exciting new era with the recent discovery of both gravitational waves and cosmic neutrinos.  I will focus on neutrinos as particles that can uniquely probe cosmic distances at the highest energies.  While optical Cerenkov radiation has been used for decades in neutrino experiments, the radio Cerenkov technique has emerged in the last 15 years as the most promising for a long-term program to push the neutrino frontier by over a factor of 1000 in energy.   I will give an overview of the current status and future of the radio neutrino program, and the implications for our understand of both fundamental particle physics and high energy astrophysics.

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