Francis Halzen, "Ice Fishing for Neutrinos"
2015-2016 Brinson Lecture: February 9 @ 6 PM, SAIC
IceCube is a strange telescope which looks down rather then up. It is located at the South Pole and it is BIG (a cubic kilometer) with eighty-six holes over 1.5 miles deep melted into the Antarctic icecap. IceCube recently discovered a flux of neutrinos reaching us from deep in the cosmos, with energies more than a million times greater then those humans can produced in accelerators.