Francis Halzen

IceCube and the Discovery of High Energy Cosmic Neutrinos

2015 Balzan Prizewinner

2018, cm 17 x 24, 92 pp. con 40 figg. n.t. a colori e 6 tavv. f.t. a colori

ISBN: 9788822266040

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The IceCube Neutrino Observatory was constructed at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Its thousands of sensors are distributed over a cubic kilometre under the Antarctic ice. In this lecture on the IceCube project, Principal Investigator Francis Halzen explains his physicist’s view of astronomy and the relevance of cosmic neutrinos for understanding the origin of the highest energy cosmic rays, concluding with a view of what “IceCube science” holds for the future.

Francis Halzen
Francis Halzen is a theoretician studying problems that span the particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology communities. He is currently the Principal Investigator for the IceCube project, the world’s largest neutrino detector, and Gregory Breit Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also serves on advisory committees for the SNO, Telescope Array and Auger-upgrade experiments, the Max Planck Institutes in Heidelberg and Munich, the ICRR at the University of Tokyo, the US Particle Physics Prioritization Panel and the ApPEC particle astrophysics advisory panel in Europe.
(ottobre 2018)