Detection of a Particle Shower at the Glashow Resonance with IceCube

  • Datum: –17.00
  • Plats: Zoom
  • Föreläsare: Lu Lu (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • Kontaktperson: Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez
  • Seminarium

This will be a virtual seminar, and will be hosted in Zoom


Meeting ID: 637 0416 8345

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First proposed in 1959 by S. L. Glashow, the resonant creation of a W− boson from the interaction of an anti-electron neutrino with an electron has never been experimentally observed. In the electron rest-frame the required neutrino energy, Eν ≈ 6.3 PeV, is orders of magnitude greater than the energies of neutrinos created in Earth-based accelerators. As such, efforts at observing the interaction have focused on large-scale high-energy neutrino observatories designed to detect neutrino interactions in a natural medium, such as the cubic kilometer of Antarctic ice instrumented by the IceCube collaboration. In the talk I will report the first Glashow resonance candidate event from IceCube and the implications for the field in the future.