Schuster Colloquium 5th November - Professor Elisa Resconi, TUM Munich
All staff and students are invited to attend the Schuster Colloquium on Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 14.30 in the Rutherford Lecture Theatre, Schuster Building, when Professor Prof. Elisa Resconi, TUM Munich, Germany will be speaking on the following topic: "High energy neutrinos from the Cosmos? Recent results from IceCube"
The neutrino observatory IceCube is opening a new observational window to the Universe. IceCube, which has been constructed in the icecap at the South Pole, is taking data since Spring 2011 in full configuration. The first years of data reveled the existence of extremely high neutrinos at the PeV scale. The observed diffuse neutrino flux is with high probability of astrophysical origin. In this talk I will summarize the recent observation and discuss the on-going searches for counterparts. Moreover, prospects in particle physics which concerns the PINGU low energy extension of IceCube will be also discussed.