Seminar: Exploring the Universe with Neutrinos

  • Date: –14:45
  • Location: Cyberspace
  • Lecturer: Erin O'Sullivan
  • Contact person: Sofia Ramstedt
  • Seminarium

Neutrinos are mysterious and nearly massless particles that are produced in astrophysical environments. Neutrinos interact only weakly and therefore require large volumes and novel technologies to detect, however they offer a unique glimpse at the inner workings of extreme environments. In this talk, I will discuss sources of astrophysical neutrinos, how we detect them, and what information we can glean from their signatures. As a new faculty member in the department, I am especially interested in learning about the synergies and potential collaborations with members of the astronomy division.

This is our first attempt to run a seminar over zoom. I have asked Erin to give a slightly shorter seminar than usual (~30 min.) and will open for question and discussion after to see how that works. We will evaluate afterward and decide how to proceed with the seminar series. As you can see below, the zoom meeting starts before 14 so you can log on and see that it works already before. Participants microphones should be muted until given the word during the question/discussion time at the end.